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    BEC welcomes the reappointment of Minister of Energy and Resources

    2 Nov 2020 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has welcomed the reappointment of Dr Megan Woods to the role of Minister of Energy and Resources.BEC executive director Tina Schirr says she looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Minister.

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    New Zealand remains in top 10 for energy balance

    9 Oct 2020 | BusinessNZ

    The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index has become part of the energy dialogue both globally and in New Zealand. The Index illustrates the need for countries to balance energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability.

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    ELECTION 2020: Competing energy policies

    6 Oct 2020 | Eamon Rood

    The various political parties’ election campaigns are focused largely on managing the pandemic and economic recovery. But smart energy policy will be crucial in underpinning a shift to a cleaner economy that also delivers in terms of energy security and economic development.

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    BusinessNZ Energy Council pushes for clean fuel options

    30 Sep 2020 | BusinessNZ

    BEC executive director Tina Schirr says the energy sector is balancing the need for survival and recovery.

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    Achieving the best possible energy system

    30 Sep 2020 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has released its advice to the incoming Government for the electoral term following next month’s election.

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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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