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    Parties unite on removing LFC

    3 Aug 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The legislated low-user fixed charge has become a “middle-class subsidy” for electricity and needs to be scrapped or replaced, the country's political parties agree. Labour Party energy spokesperson Dr Megan Woods says the most vulnerable families in terms of energy poverty in her Wigram electorate office are not small households with solar panels, but “very large families”.“They are probably living in uninsulated rental accommodation and they're the ones not getting the benefit, so I absolutely don’t think it meets the needs that I think it needs to.”“It can be seen as a middle-class subsidy now.”

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    Germany's renewable push delivers innovation

    4 Jul 2017 | BusinessNZ; BusinessNZ Energy Council

    The Energiewende is seen as a longer-term "investment" which comes with significant costs. The German government has spent about €500 billion on electricity subsidies to date. But it expects it will have beneficial outcomes out to 2030 in terms of economic development, as well as by creating a decarbonised energy system. Germany's "integrated" policy seeks to lower emissions across the country's electricity, industrial and transport sectors. It also seeks to increase energy security by reducing the country's coal, gas, petroleum and uranium imports.

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    Overseas projects may have role in NZ carbon target

    27 Apr 2017 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand's renewable electricity experts may be able to earn carbon offset overseas once multi-lateral trading systems are set up.Kay Harrison, the Ministry for the Environment's lead carbon markets negotiator, says New Zealand's industry expertise is an opportunity to participate in large-scale projects that increase other countries' renewable capacity.

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    New report sheds light on energy and transport sector’s emission reductions

    7 Apr 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) today released the second in its series of reports on energy scenarios to 2050. This report looks at the contribution the energy and transport sectors can make to emission reductions.

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    World Energy Issues Monitor 2017

    6 Apr 2017 | BusinessNZ

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    Survey highlights the rise of energy system uncertainty

    6 Apr 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The World Energy Council’s World Energy Issues Monitor 2017, including the third annual energy issues map for New Zealand, shows New Zealand’s energy sector is not immune to the growing global and domestic energy system uncertainty. It’s keeping our energy executives awake at night.

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    Two young Kiwis recognised as global Future Energy Leaders

    5 Apr 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of New Zealand's energy leaders, capable of solving the world's most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability.

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    Brochure GLOBE

    21 Nov 2016 | BusinessNZ

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    The GLOBE NZ Consultancy Project

    18 Nov 2016 | BusinessNZ

    As part of its work, GLOBE-NZ is contracting a London-based consultancy firm, Vivid Economics Ltd, to complete an independent report on alternative pathways for New Zealand's transformation toward a low-emission economy.

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    New trends key to NZ retaining top WEC ranking

    16 Nov 2016 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    A balanced approach to digitalisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation will help New Zealand’s energy sector retain its top-10 ranking in a global performance index into the future, the BusinessNZ Energy Council says.

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