We are delighted to tell you that we have bid to host the 2021 World Energy Week here in Wellington. We will be competing against the World Energy Council (WEC) member committee from Kazakhstan. The voting process for all WEC member committees will open on 8 August and will close at the Executive Assembly plenary at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi on 8 September. If successful, we will host one of the biggest Energy Conference from 1 to 4 November 2021.
BEC NEWSLETTER – June 2019
Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have experienced cycles of high expectations followed by impractical realities. This time around, however, falling renewable energy and fuel cell prices, stringent climate change requirements and the discrete involvement of China are step changes. The combination of these factors is leading to realistic potential for hydrogen’s role in the Grand Transition.
BEC NEWSLETTER – May 2019
The Government will invest $27 million to set up a national clean energy centre in Taranaki to help lead New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon future, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, 9 May 2019. The centre will look at the full range of emerging, clean energy options, such as offshore wind, solar batteries, carbon capture storage and hydrogen.
BEC NEWSLETTER – April 2019
BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) was pleased to have the opportunity to provide a submission to the Electricity Price Review Panel on its options paper, published on 20 February 2019. Overall, we support the Panel putting consumers at the heart of the electricity price review. The options paper outlines the importance for electricity prices to be fair and affordable for consumers, as well as efficient or competitive. We recognise that even with cost reflective, efficient prices, outcomes can emerge that are undesirable for some consumer groups. The full submission is now available on our webpage.
BEC NEWSLETTER – March 2019
We were delighted to host the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods at our annual ‘state of the energy sector’ briefing. The Minister discussed things like New Zealand’s renewable energy strategy including its green hydrogen strategy, the electricity price review, general transition planning, Gas Act changes, process heat opportunities, resource strategy as well as the 2019 work programme.
BEC NEWSLETTER – February 2019
We begin the new year with a warm welcome to our new BEC member ARUP. ARUP is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment.
BEC NEWSLETTER – December 2018
Merry Christmas from the BEC team, David, John and Tina. Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. Thanks for reading our newsletter, we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it. Find our last energy sector update for the year below. We’ll be back with our next update in February 2019.
BEC NEWSLETTER – November 2018
It’s been fantastic running our second Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit. With more than 250 delegates and 34 keynote speakers from all over the globe this was undoubted an outstanding event. We’ve received great feedback and want to thank all our speakers and investors for making the Summit a great success. Please find here some pictures capturing some of the highlights. Videos and presentations will be available soon. In the meantime, we would like to share the Summit’s CEO roundtable communique and other news around the Summit.
BEC NEWSLETTER – October 2018
Our Asia-Pacific Energy Leader’s Summit is the must attend event before the 2018 conference calendar draws to a close. The programme features Ministers, international speakers from Amazon, ARUP, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Daikin, Uber and other innovators from Silicon Valley and the Asia-Pacific. You definitely want to hear from this line-up. Our keynote speakers are keen to share ideas and best practice with you. Register now.
BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2018
What do nanotechnology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and robotics have in common — and, more importantly, what do they have to do with you and the energy sector? Join international speaker Kaila Colbin for a startling look at the dramatic implications of exponential technologies.
BEC NEWSLETTER – August 2018
Today energy supply is expected to be renewable, affordable and reliable. How do we meet these challenges? What is the future of energy in a low carbon world? We will still need large scale storage, we still need to be able to manufacture chemicals, we still need to be able to economically run heavy transport. Is Power-to-X key to the development of the next energy market generation? Andrew Clennett, the Founder and CEO of Hiringa Energy, shared with us his insights at our BEC lunchtime seminar.
BEC NEWSLETTER – June 2018
Evolving from 10 years of success as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s preeminent sustainability Prize undergoes a strategic refocus to become the Zayed Sustainability Prize. In a move to align more closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s developing national agenda, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has broadened its reach beyond renewable energy. Online submissions close on 9th August 2018.