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We must carefully weigh up all renewable opportunities

We must carefully weigh up all renewable opportunities

The BusinessNZ Energy Council and its members wish to see a more diverse and low carbon energy system across all sectors of the economy.

Energy investment that helps reduce New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and protects against dry-year risks can assist in future-proofing our energy system, stabilise prices and enhance sustainability.

New Zealand –A world leader in Renewable Energy?

Infrastructure spend to boost energy sector resilience

A new package of infrastructure investments will help restart New Zealand’s economy and boost the energy sector, the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says. Executive director Tina Schirr says more than $5 billion of projects across New Zealand are expected to create about 20,000 jobs.

New Zealand –A world leader in Renewable Energy?

Future-focused port investment a winner

New Zealand is set to benefit from New Zealand Green Investment Finance’s (NZGIF) move to support projects that will cut emissions at Wellington’s CentrePort, the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) say.

Today it was announced NZGIF will provide $15 million to electrify vehicles, generate renewable energy and upgrade energy efficiency at the port.

New Zealand –A world leader in Renewable Energy?

2019/2020 – A year in review

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. The government, other political parties and others are actively using the Trilemma framework as a coordinating principle in the framing of policy ideas. This indicates our continuing successful influence in shaping New Zealand’s energy agenda in a way that reflects the achievement of balanced policies consistent with improving our Trilemma performance. Our highlights of the past year can be found in this review.