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    Govt urged to be cautious in hydrogen push

    19 Feb 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    What role should the government play in developing the country’s hydrogen sector? The government’s Vision for Hydrogen in New Zealand green paper has attracted more than 70 submissions with stances ranging from enthusiasm to strong scepticism.

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    Green focus too narrow for NZ hydrogen: WEC expert

    19 Feb 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The New Zealand Government should support all forms of hydrogen production if it wants to develop a viable hydrogen economy, a visiting energy expert says.

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    A step towards low carbon transport

    19 Feb 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) executive director Tina Schirr welcomes the Government’s announcement that it is helping deliver more infrastructure and options for low emissions transport through new projects.

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    Smart thinking needed to fast-track affordable energy storage

    29 Jan 2020 | Energy News

    Mainstream technologies can’t deliver energy storage on the scale needed to decarbonise power grids, says the World Energy Council. But a narrow focus on lithium-ion batteries is hindering development of alternative technologies.

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    Affordable Energy Storage Lacking

    24 Jan 2020 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ Energy Council executive director Tina Schirr welcomes the release of the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Innovation Insights Brief - Five Steps to Energy Storage. The brief suggests mainstream storage technologies are likely insufficient to meet future flexibility requirements resulting from further decentralisation and decarbonisation efforts.

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    Cutting-edge modelling highlights different energy futures

    16 Dec 2019 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    BEC2060 media release

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    Kea or Tūī, choosing our energy flight path

    16 Dec 2019 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    BEC2060 op-ed for Energy News

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    Global Hydrogen Initiative will assist shift to net-zero

    12 Dec 2019 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ Energy Council Executive Director Tina Schirr welcomes the unveiling of the Hydrogen Global Initiative by the World Energy Council (WEC).

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    Good start but work needed to deliver electricity market outcomes

    24 Oct 2019 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand’s government has reviewed the electricity sector frequently since the 1970s and significant changes have been made to develop the sector’s performance.

    In the 1980s, the sector was partially privatised to improve competition, and a light-handed regulatory regime was developed. These changes were desperately needed in a moribund...

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    Oil and gas critical to global emissions reduction effort - BP

    17 Oct 2019 | BusinessNZ

    Oil and gas will remain a key part of the global energy mix for decades to come if the world is to improve access to energy for a growing population and at the same time reduce emissions, BP group chief economist Spencer Dale says.

    Modelling by the firm shows...

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