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    Innovator Series Fourth Interview - Flux Federation expands through Covid-19

    1 Sep 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    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.

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    Otago pumped hydro a fanciful, rainbow project

    28 Aug 2020 | BusinessDesk.

    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

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    BEC NEWSLETTER - August 2020

    20 Aug 2020 | BusinessNZ

    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.

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    BEC NEWSLETTER - July 2020

    20 Aug 2020 | BusinessNZ

    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.

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    We must carefully weigh up all renewable opportunities

    31 Jul 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    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.

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    Innovator Series Third Interview - Energy entrepreneur turns fear into excitement

    10 Jul 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    There’s a common saying that no matter how terrible the day, the sun will rise the next morning.

    When a shroud of Covid-19 negativity darkened the world, Eco Geek Business Development Manager Jonny Parker saw that the sun might shine even brighter than it had before.

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    Innovator Series Second Interview - Hiringa sets its sights on transport future

    1 Jul 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    “You don’t get the opportunity to help change an energy system every day,” Hiringa Energy chief executive Andrew Clennett says.

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    Innovator Series

    1 Jul 2020 | BusinessNZ

    Innovator Series

    BEC’s Innovators Series with Grant Walker looks into businesses that have had to pivot to get through Covid-19. These in-depth interviews dive into the transformative innovations that keep Kiwi companies excelling through difficult times.

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    Infrastructure spend to boost energy sector resilience

    1 Jul 2020 | BusinessNZ

    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.

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    Future-focused port investment a winner

    30 Jun 2020 | BusinessNZ

    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.

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