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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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    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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