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Global Green shift – China as a driver

Global Green shift – China as a driver

China’s energy strategy and its global implications.
John Mathews, Professor of Strategy at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, spoke about the current developments with China’s energy strategy.
He presented evidence of a global green transition under way – but contrary to popular perception – one that is not driven by the United States, the European Union or Japan.
He argued that China is driving the green transition, very much for its own reasons of enhancing its energy security and cleaning up its deteriorating urban environment.

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

AI our greatest existential threat? In an interview with Idealog, Stu Christie explains that he sees the biggest opportunities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies being in agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure and transportation. Stu is investment manager at NZ Venture Investment Fund and now Chair of the recently launched AI Forum. He says New Zealand has an open labour force, is easy to do business with, and is a heavily connected first world country but small enough to be able to collaborate together. The AI Forum sets out to raise the level of awareness and capabilities of AI in New Zealand.

Global Green shift – China as a driver

Moving Forward with Tariff Reform

Tariff reform has evolved through five waves since the late 1970s.
While 300+ pilots have shown that customers respond to time-varying rates, there is a reluctance among policy makers, regulators, and utilities to move ahead with new tariffs because of strongly-held misperceptions about how they may raise customer bills.

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

BEC NEWSLETTER – August 2017

Congratulations to all our award winning members Alison Andrew the CEO of Transpower and James Tipping the Manager Strategy and regulation at Trustpower. Transpower, Trustpower, Flick Electric, ChargeNet, LZ, STOS, GNS Science, Venture Southland, Active Refrigeration and Alan Jenkins were the winners of the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, announced last night. Over 600 people from the energy sector came together and celebrated with the Minister of Energy and Resources, the Hon Judith Collins.

What happened this winter? – Wellington, Sept 2017

YEPN Newsletter – Aug 2017

While some of us are busy dealing with dry winter, Electric Vehicles, and observing political parties pre-election, the YEPN council has been working with BEC on our 3-year strategy. We will also organise a get-together soon, so stay tuned as we will announce more very shortly.

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

Parties unite on removing LFC

The legislated low-user fixed charge has become a “middle-class subsidy” for electricity and needs to be scrapped or replaced, the country’s political parties agree. Labour Party energy spokesperson Dr Megan Woods says the most vulnerable families in terms of energy poverty in her Wigram electorate office are not small households with solar panels, but “very large families”.“They are probably living in uninsulated rental accommodation and they’re the ones not getting the benefit, so I absolutely don’t think it meets the needs that I think it needs to.”“It can be seen as a middle-class subsidy now.”

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

Energy Panel 2017 – The Sector’s Premier Pre-Election Event

Hear the the Minister for Energy and Resources, along with the spokespeople from five other political parties, outline the respective policies they want to implement, if on the Treasury benches following the general election in September. Hear their individual statements and…

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Brochure

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is a group of New Zealand’s peak energy sector organisations taking a leading role in creating a sustainable energy future. As a division of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body and member of the World Energy Council (WEC), BEC members are a cross-section of leading energy-sector business, government and research organisations. Together with its members the BEC is shaping the energy agenda for New Zealand.

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

World Energy Scenarios 2060

We were delighted to host Christoph Menzel, Manager of the World Energy Council (WEC) Scenarios 2060, at our exclusive BEC member-only roundtable. Given the importance of the WEC scenarios and the fact that we will look to leverage off them in our next BEC2060 scenario work, Christoph’s presentation was a unique opportunity to better understand the WEC2060 scenarios released in October 2016 at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul.

BEC NEWSLETTER – September 2017

BEC NEWSLETTER – July 2017

Having previously reported on the usage of Blockchain we are excited to see the current development of NZ’s peer-to-peer (P2P) power platform P2 Power. In an interview on Wednesday Stu Innes, the P2 Power’s co-founder, said that the company is currently working with Lightning Lab to explore options, such as blockchain, to improve their data-driven platform.