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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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    BEC’s Breakfast with the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods

    20 Feb 2019 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) was delighted to host its annual breakfast with the Minister for Energy and Resources, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods.

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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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    First meeting of Transpower's consumer advisory panel

    13 Nov 2018 | BusinessNZ

    Transpower's newly convened consumer advisory panel is a unique tool that will help the national grid operator shape the energy future, according to a panel member.

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    New Zealand’s energy performance

    11 Oct 2018 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand has gained one place moving to 8th in the latest global ranking of national energy performance by the World Energy Trilemma Index.

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    Electricity sector review highlights strengths and future needs

    12 Sep 2018 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council has welcomed MBIE’s review of the New Zealand electricity sector. BEC Chair David Caygill says the review broadly shows that the sector is a reliable producer of competitively delivered electricity with the ability to meet increased demand in the future.

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    Planning for low-emissions economy

    4 Sep 2018 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report on moving to a low-emissions economy.

    Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Commission has taken stock of the challenges involved and built on the evidence base to support the case for action.

    BusinessNZ has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s...

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    Hydrogen could blend gas, renewables skills

    7 Aug 2018 | Energy News

    A hydrogen ecosystem could harness the skills of both the country's petroleum and renewable energy sectors, Hiringa Energy chief executive Andrew Clennett says. Clennett says the country's integrated economy - with interconnected gas and power networks and abundant natural resources - combined with a culture of innovation means New Zealand is well-placed to commercialise hydrogen. "We're a wonderful microcosm of an OECD country. We've got all the bits and they're all connected. We've got the gas networks, we've got the power networks, we've got the renewable energy sources."

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