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    BEC seeks future energy leaders

    8 Feb 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The country's future energy leaders are being sought by the BusinessNZ Energy Council. There are 100 Future Energy Leaders worldwide chosen by the World Energy Council and the BEC is seeking nominations from New Zealand professionals by 5pm Monday. Bennet Tucker, recently appointed FEL-100 board secretary, says becoming a future energy leader provides exposure to global energy professionals and issues and ideas with international resonance.

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    NZ future energy leader joins global board

    2 Feb 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is delighted with the appointment of Bennet Tucker from Transpower, a member of the New Zealand Young Energy Professionals Network, to the WEC board for global future energy leaders, the FEL-100.

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    YEPN looks to move beyond Wellington

    19 Jan 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The Young Energy Professionals Network aims to have an autonomous chapter in Auckland by September as it looks to grow its membership in 2018. The group has about 120 members. Most of these are based in Wellington but YEPN co-chair and Powerco gas asset strategy manager Nicolas Vessiot says the group wants to reach those outside of the capital city.

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    World energy and the ‘grand transition’

    14 Dec 2017 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The ‘3Ds’ – the global energy sector is being transformed by three trends that are impacting demand and supply at an unprecedented pace: decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation. The energy system is in transition. New technologies and systems are set to revolutionise the way we produce and consume energy. These new technologies will lead to unprecedented levels of efficiency and require new ways of thinking. What are the key elements to achieve this transformation? What new skills are required across the energy sector to support the change?

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    BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes winter energy payment

    14 Dec 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the announcement of a winter energy payment, which will help those Kiwis who find it difficult to pay their electricity bills.

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    BusinessNZ Energy Council positive about energy future

    12 Dec 2017 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has released its post-election briefing setting out the conditions required to unlock a positive energy future for New Zealand. BEC Chair David Caygill says New Zealand’s energy systems have provided a sound foundation so far, but the new challenges we face will require new and innovative responses from regulators, energy businesses and consumers.

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    The 3Ds - three trends impacting the global energy sector at an unprecedented pace:decarbonisation, digitisation, & decentralisation

    5 Dec 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The rapidly emerging trends of decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation require fundamental changes in regulatory approaches and prompts a rethink of who can participate in the energy market. But at the moment, the global energy sector is uncertain whether regulations can keep pace with the changes.

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    NZ ranked in top 10 in global energy comparison

    16 Nov 2017 | BusinessNZ

    Ranking ninth in the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index, New Zealand is the only non-European country in a top ten led by Denmark and including Germany and the UK. According to BusinessNZ Energy Council Chair, David Caygill, this high ranking demonstrates "a consistent approach to the pursuit of balanced energy polices” making New Zealand “well-placed to keep up the pace”.

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    Global Green shift – China as a driver

    25 Sep 2017 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    China’s energy strategy and its global implications. John Mathews, Professor of Strategy at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, spoke about the current developments with China's energy strategy. He presented evidence of a global green transition under way – but contrary to popular perception – one that is not driven by the United States, the European Union or Japan. He argued that China is driving the green transition, very much for its own reasons of enhancing its energy security and cleaning up its deteriorating urban environment.

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    Greening China to drive global cost reductions

    25 Sep 2017 | Joshua Riddiford

    The rapid "greening" of the Chinese economy may continue to help drive down the manufacturing costs of renewable energy technologies, a visiting academic says. Wind, solar, battery and electric vehicle technology have seen cost reductions "because, as the market expands, so the efficiencies improve and the costs come down and the more the costs come down the more the market expands and this is a virtuous circle," professor John Mathews told a Business NZ Energy Council meeting in Wellington last Friday...

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