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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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    Trilemma crucial to energy sector success

    18 Sep 2019 | John Carnegie

    In the energy system there are significant risks, but thanks to a comprehensive tool that ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable, affordable and secure energy, we get a hint as to what actions are needed to mitigate any danger and to seize any opportunity they present.

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    New Zealand stays in global top 10 for energy balance

    13 Sep 2019 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand is the only non-EU country to consistently rank in the global top 10 for balancing sustainability, affordability and security in energy

    This result is testament to a well-functioning energy market, strong policies and active efforts in the energy transition.

    The World Energy Council's Energy Trilemma Index ranks...

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    Update from the Consumer Advisory Panel

    12 Aug 2019 | BusinessNZ

    In 2018, Transpower established a consumer advisory panel representing a diverse cross-section of New Zealand’s electricity consumers, as a forum for regular, long-term dialogue. The Panel provides advice and input to Transpower about consumers’ needs and perspectives, and engages in two-way dialogue on emerging sector issues. Transpower uses the panel’s advice and insights to better inform its business planning and decision making.

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    AWARDS FINALIST: Low Carbon Future Award - Sunshine Solar and YHA New Zealand

    24 Jul 2019 | BusinessNZ

    Sunshine Solar has worked closely with YHA New Zealand in recent years to help the accommodation provider achieve carboNZero certification. The partnership has already resulted in carbon reduction across four hostels of about 81 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, with more savings identified. Sunshine Solar has so far worked with YHA on projects at its hostels in Franz Josef, Auckland, Wellington, and Aoraki/Mt Cook, with more audits and system upgrades planned.

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    Energy centre must target commercial barriers - BEC

    13 May 2019 | BusinessNZ

    The country’s new energy research centre should focus on barriers to commercial development of technology, BusinessNZ Energy Council executive director John Carnegie says. Policy and regulation could restrict the viability of some emerging technologies and the centre should work to identify those impediments.

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    Climate policy key uncertainty for NZ energy execs

    5 Mar 2019 | Energy news

    The Government’s climate change policy is a major source of uncertainty for the country’s energy sector executives, according to a recent survey. Climate framework moved from medium to high uncertainty in a survey of local executives for the New Zealand chapter of this year’s World Energy Issues Monitor.

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    Hydrogen and economic issues top of mind for NZ energy executives

    22 Feb 2019 | BusinessNZ

    The sixth annual New Zealand Energy Issues Map below shows energy executives grappling with the potential of hydrogen fuel, along with economic issues including New Zealand’s emerging climate framework. The issues map identifies hydrogen as one of this year’s fastest-moving energy issues.

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    World Energy Issues Monitor 2019

    20 Feb 2019 | BusinessNZ

    Energy issues to keep an eye on in 2019

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    COP24 Katowice: The accountability (anti) climactic CoP

    18 Dec 2018 | BusinessNZ

    The Katowice Rulebook has been agreed! A successful outcome! The interests of the climate have prevailed over national self-interest! The UN has already claimed a new era of global climate action has begun. Governments, the UN claims, have adopted a robust set of guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, the implementation of which will benefit people from all walks of life, especially the most vulnerable.

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