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    Smart thinking needed to fast-track affordable energy storage

    29 Jan 2020 | Energy News

    Mainstream technologies can’t deliver energy storage on the scale needed to decarbonise power grids, says the World Energy Council. But a narrow focus on lithium-ion batteries is hindering development of alternative technologies.

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    Affordable Energy Storage Lacking

    24 Jan 2020 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ Energy Council executive director Tina Schirr welcomes the release of the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Innovation Insights Brief - Five Steps to Energy Storage. The brief suggests mainstream storage technologies are likely insufficient to meet future flexibility requirements resulting from further decentralisation and decarbonisation efforts.

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    Cutting-edge modelling highlights different energy futures

    16 Dec 2019 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    BEC2060 media release

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    Kea or Tūī, choosing our energy flight path

    16 Dec 2019 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    BEC2060 op-ed for Energy News

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    Global Hydrogen Initiative will assist shift to net-zero

    12 Dec 2019 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ Energy Council Executive Director Tina Schirr welcomes the unveiling of the Hydrogen Global Initiative by the World Energy Council (WEC).

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    Good start but work needed to deliver electricity market outcomes

    24 Oct 2019 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand’s government has reviewed the electricity sector frequently since the 1970s and significant changes have been made to develop the sector’s performance.

    In the 1980s, the sector was partially privatised to improve competition, and a light-handed regulatory regime was developed. These changes were desperately needed in a moribund...

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    Oil and gas critical to global emissions reduction effort - BP

    17 Oct 2019 | BusinessNZ

    Oil and gas will remain a key part of the global energy mix for decades to come if the world is to improve access to energy for a growing population and at the same time reduce emissions, BP group chief economist Spencer Dale says.

    Modelling by the firm shows...

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    Work needed to successfully deliver electricity market outcomes

    3 Oct 2019 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the release of the Electricity Price Review Panel’s report (the ‘EPR’ report) and the Government’s response to it, but work is needed.

    BEC supports a more competitive electricity market that delivers improved outcomes for all Kiwis.

    The 13-month review investigated concerns about...

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    WEC24 Debrief

    20 Sep 2019 | BusinessNZ

    On September 9th the 24th World Energy Congress kicked off in Abu Dhabi under the theme “energy for prosperity”. The congress entailed a four-day interactive programme where delegates attended plenary sessions, panel discussions, debates and workshops, centred around the critical issues currently faced by the energy industry.

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    NZ slips but maintains high ranking in global energy index

    18 Sep 2019 | Matt Ritchie

    New Zealand has slipped two places in this year’s Energy Trilemma Index, which rates countries on how they achieve a balance of security, sustainability, and equity in their energy systems. But, at 10th out of 128 countries, New Zealand remained the highest-ranked non-European nation.

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