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Electricity sector review highlights strengths and future needs

Electricity sector review highlights strengths and future needs

The BusinessNZ Energy Council has welcomed MBIE’s review of the New Zealand electricity sector.
BEC Chair David Caygill says the review broadly shows that the sector is a reliable producer of competitively delivered electricity with the ability to meet increased demand in the future.

Electricity sector review highlights strengths and future needs

Planning for low-emissions economy

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report on moving to a low-emissions economy.Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Commission has taken stock of the challenges involved and built on the evidence base to support the case for action. BusinessNZ...

BEC NEWSLETTER – August 2018

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.

YEPN Newsletter – August 2018

YEPN Newsletter – August 2018

This year New Zealand has the honour of hosting the Asia Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit, which presents a unique opportunity to network some of the visionaries of our industry!

This year’s theme is the 3D Vision. New Energy Perspectives will offer an invaluable insight into the global forces that are driving the Energy Sector’s three D’s: Decentralisation, Digitisation and Decarbonisation. The 2018 Summit will feature outstanding keynote speakers and industry leaders from business, energy and technology, and will help decision-makers navigate the disruptive forces that are provoking profound global change. It’s a critical time to bring new perspectives and insights to the challenges, especially from outside of the traditional energy sector.

Hydrogen could blend gas, renewables skills

Hydrogen could blend gas, renewables skills

A hydrogen ecosystem could harness the skills of both the country’s petroleum and renewable energy sectors, Hiringa Energy chief executive Andrew Clennett says.
Clennett says the country’s integrated economy – with interconnected gas and power networks and abundant natural resources – combined with a culture of innovation means New Zealand is well-placed to commercialise hydrogen.
“We’re a wonderful microcosm of an OECD country. We’ve got all the bits and they’re all connected. We’ve got the gas networks, we’ve got the power networks, we’ve got the renewable energy sources.”

Hydrogen could blend gas, renewables skills

Technology, role of govt uncertain for energy sector

Technology, the extent of government intervention and society’s relationship with energy are some of the critical potential sector uncertainties out to 2060, energy leaders say.
Those issues were among a wide range of uncertainties raised by about 60 people who attended a BusinessNZ Energy Council 2060 workshop held in Wellington yesterday. Attendees included major energy users, those from the hydrocarbon sector, power generators and retailers, government officials and academics.
They were asked to consider the BEC 2050 scenarios and a Whiteboard Energy case study on the changing role of Government involvement in the New Zealand power sector over the past century.

Hydrogen could blend gas, renewables skills

Innovation, decarbonisation on agenda for Asia Pacific energy summit

The key disruptive trends facing the energy industry – digitalisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation – lead the agenda at this year’s Asia Pacific Energy Leaders summit.
The event will bring together representatives from governments from across the region as well as executives from leading energy and technology organisations including the Edison Electric Institute and Amazon.

BEC NEWSLETTER – July 2018

BEC NEWSLETTER – July 2018

The World Energy Council is currently working on the study “International Aspects for a Power-to-X roadmap” and is reaching out to experts in the field for an interview. Experts are ideally involved in current projects, which produce resource like hydrogen, methane or ammonia and can assess and validate the findings of the study. The study identifies countries, that are attractive locations for conversion technologies and might also have the potential to build up Power-to-X export industries which could help in creating a global market for green energy resources in a future low-carbon world