Save energy and emissions with Gen Less
You'll find stories, tools, and a whole range of actions you can take - benefitting your pocket, your wellbeing, and our climate. Just choose where you want to take action.
Save energy at home
It’s not just about saving money – saving power also reduces our household greenhouse gas emissions, which is important for reducing our impact.
Electricity generation makes up just over 6% of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. This doesn’t sound like much, but it’s about the equivalent of 1.4 million petrol cars.
Energy, carbon, and the climate
Climate change is caused by greenhouse gas emissions. We can reduce our emissions by making clean and clever energy choices.
Understanding New Zealand's energy profile, as well as the impact of choices we all make, is a great place to start.
Learn more about our electricity grid, New Zealand's response to climate change, and how we can take action to support our move towards a net zero carbon New Zealand by 2050.
Our latest campaigns
1 million kilometres, 29 days
Re-think your commute this month, and take part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge. Everyone who signs up and logs a ride is doing their wallet and their wellbeing a favour – and it’s good for the planet too. We’re aiming for 1,000,000km ridden for transport in February – and we’ve got an extra day this Leap Year, so we can smash it!
Best summer roadie EVer
Did you know driving from Auckland to Taupō in an EV costs about the same as large fries and a burger at the drive-thru? There's a charger every 75km on most state highways. So with summer here, and holidays around the corner, Gen Less can help set EV drivers up for a less-stress electric roadie.
The future of business is low emissions
We’ve gathered Kiwi businesses leaders from companies of all different sizes, sectors and regions to share how they’re bringing action and innovation to decarbonisation.