New Zealand remains in top 10 for energy balance
The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index has become part of the energy dialogue both globally and in New Zealand. The Index illustrates the need for countries to balance energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability.
ELECTION 2020: Competing energy policies
The various political parties’ election campaigns are focused largely on managing the pandemic and economic recovery. But smart energy policy will be crucial in underpinning a shift to a cleaner economy that also delivers in terms of energy security and economic development.
BusinessNZ Energy Council pushes for clean fuel options
BEC executive director Tina Schirr says the energy sector is balancing the need for survival and recovery.
Achieving the best possible energy system
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has released its advice to the incoming Government for the electoral term following next month’s election.
There is opportunity in a crisis
As energy leaders and policymakers grapple with the current covid crisis, New Zealand and the global energy community are reviewing its implications for the speed and direction of energy transition.
New Zealand’s incoming policymakers have important roles to play in shaping our post-covid energy future.
BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2020
As WEC Secretary General and CEO Dr. Angela Wilkinson noted recently the pandemic has triggered “the greatest financial capital reallocation in history”. Next month’s World Energy Week is an opportunity to look forward.
Innovator Series Fourth Interview – Flux Federation expands through Covid-19
Flux Federation, a subsidiary of Meridian Energy that provides end-to-end Software as a Service (Saas) to energy retailers, has used the Covid-19 pandemic to its advantage.
Chief client officer Jessica Venning-Bryan says in June last year the company’s executive team began conversations about what the Future of Work will look like.
Otago pumped hydro a fanciful, rainbow project
The government’s plan for a pumped hydro scheme in Central Otago is “fanciful” and a costly “rainbow” project that will be abandoned within two years when it proves unworkable, a pre-election panel on energy policy heard Wednesday
Energy Panel 2020 – The Sector’s Premier Pre-Election Event
Come and hear the spokespeople from six political parties, outline the respective climate change, energy and transport policies they want to implement, if on the Treasury benches following the general election in September.
YEPN Newsletter – August 2020
This month we invite you on behalf of BusinessNZ Energy Council to participate in World Energy Issues Survey and bring you updates from the NZ energy sector.
BEC NEWSLETTER – August 2020
No system is perfect and ongoing development is something for which we all need to take responsibility. The 2020 Energy Briefing is designed to highlight key issues from across the energy sector, as identified by our members. We seek to collaboratively and constructively address how rules, incentives and markets can best be harnessed to shape evidence-based policy informed by our scenario modelling.
BEC NEWSLETTER – July 2020
The strong outcomes we have delivered this year have been based on your input and the input of other leading industry partners. The involvement of experts from across the energy sector, both the private and public sectors, and academia is unique and important to us as we seek to understand and shape New Zealand’s energy policies. Our highlights of the past year can be found in this review.