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    There is opportunity in a crisis

    22 Sep 2020 | Business Desk

    As energy leaders and policymakers grapple with the current covid crisis, New Zealand and the global energy community are reviewing its implications for the speed and direction of energy transition. New Zealand’s incoming policymakers have important roles to play in shaping our post-covid energy future.

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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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    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 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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    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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    2019/2020 – A year in review

    22 Jun 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. 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.

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    Innovator Series First Interview - ChargeSmart adjusts to Covid-19

    12 Jun 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    ChargeSmart chief executive Nigel Broomhall was on his third trip to this US in 2020 when countries started going into lockdown in response to Covid-19.

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    Transmission pricing spells the end of a decade of uncertainty

    11 Jun 2020 | Business Desk

    The Electricity Authority’s new guidelines for transmission pricing spell the end of a decade of uncertainty, BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Executive Director Tina Schirr says.

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    More private investment needed in low-emission energy post-covid

    27 May 2020 | Business Desk

    Keeping the world’s transition to a lower carbon economy on track post-covid will require greater private sector investment, New Zealand energy executives heard last week.

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