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Trilemma trade-offs for NZ

Trilemma trade-offs for NZ

Source: Steve Rotherham The Government is developing an Equitable Transitions Strategy aimed at ensuring New Zealand’s energy transition is fair and inclusive. Meanwhile, the World Energy Council has released its Energy Trilemma Index, which measures not only equity...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

NZ’s energy system ranks high, security key focus

Source: BusinessNZ -- The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is proud New Zealand’s energy system remains one of the top ten globally for equitable, secure and sustainable access, but says energy security is at risk. Each year the global Energy Trilemma Index ranks...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

World Energy Trilemma Index 2022

The World Energy Council’s definition of energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions: Energy Security, Energy Equity, and Environmental Sustainability of Energy Systems. Balancing these three goals constitutes a ‘Trilemma’ and balanced systems enable...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

Pause for thought: Govt’s new biofuel timeline

Source: BusinessNZ -- The BusinessNZ Energy Council supports the Government’s decision to introduce more clean fuels to New Zealand’s energy mix but says there is still much to consider before the new 2024 deadline. Executive Director Tina Schirr says designing and...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

An update on the energy crisis

It was an absolute privilege to attend this year’s World Energy Council (WEC) Executive Assembly and Energy Trilemma Summit in Aberdeen Scotland. The event was divided into two parts. The first segment, the Executive Assembly, outlined WEC’s work over the past year...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

NZ Energy Strategy: Terms show Govt is listening

Source: BusinessNZ-- The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the New Zealand Energy Strategy terms of referenceand is pleased to see many of the recommendations put forward to Government have been considered.BEC Executive Director Tina Schirr says the industry’s...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

Energy market review: More renewables, competition

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the second phase of the Electricity Authority’s wholesale market review. Executive Director Tina Schirr says an efficient electricity system is vital for a competitive economy, and that a recently-commissioned survey by the...

Drop ‘reactive’ debate to solve energy trilemma – BEC panel

Drop ‘reactive’ debate to solve energy trilemma – BEC panel

Eamon Rood, Energy News - Fri, 16 Sep 2022 Sector players must stop picking and choosing which part of the energy trilemma they respond to, according to speakers at a Business NZ Energy Council panel discussion in Wellington this week. The panellists discussed how a...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

Regulator and futures market – next steps for ETS?

An independent regulator for emissions trading and a futures market could be the next steps in New Zealand’s carbon market design, according to BusinessNZ Energy Council webinar panellists. The panel discussed how to shape the emissions trading scheme to drive...

Energy trilemma index buffeted by global crisis

Energy in the EU – Unavoidable transformation ahead

In July, I was delighted to travel to the EU to meet with energy leaders across the sector in order to discuss the subject of energy transition and how this has been impacted by the multiple challenges the EU is currently exposed to.