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    Report shows electric vehicles central to closing global emissions gap

    1 Jul 2016 | BusinessNZ

    Newly released research by the World Energy Council shows that electric vehicles will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by policy makers around the world.

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    New Zealand’s energy system ranked third most secure in the world

    17 Jun 2016 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand has been ranked third for energy security amongst the top 25 energy users in the world. The International Index of Energy Security Risk is a United States Chamber of Commerce tool designed to facilitate a better understanding of global energy markets.

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    The “Yes We Can” Symposium

    1 Jun 2016 | BusinessNZ

    In Paris the Government agreed to climate change targets. These will be meet by the emission trading scheme; domestic mitigation; and purchase of international emission reduction units. With appropriate policy assistance domestic mitigation could be cheaper than the Government purchasing international units.

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    E-Mobility: Closing the emission gap - The NZ case study

    27 May 2016 | BusinessNZ

    The World Energy Council will soon release its E-Mobility 2016: Closing the emission report. In connection to the report, the BEC - as one of the WECs most active member committees - was asked to contribute a NZ case study outlining the recent EV policy announcements.

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    New Electric Vehicle Package

    5 May 2016 | BusinessNZ

    Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced an ambitious and wide ranging package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand.

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    Huntly Power Station operational life extended to 2022

    3 May 2016 | BusinessNZ

    Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energy’s continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022.

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    Global power generation could be severely affected by predicted 40% global water shortfall in 2030

    17 Mar 2016 | BusinessNZ

    Global power generation could be severely affected by predicted 40% global water shortfall in 2030 Wellington, New Zealand: A 2016 research paper in the Journal Nature predicts a 40% shortfall of available water across the globe by 2030 with effects not just for drinking, food production, hygiene and public health, but also for 98% of global electric power generation.

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    Survey shows resilience key to our energy future

    14 Mar 2016 | BusinessNZ

    The newly released World Energy Issues Monitor, the World Energy Council's annual survey for New Zealand, shows the issues keeping New Zealand energy executives awake at night reflect rapidly changing energy needs and the challenge of achieving a more resilient energy system.

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    Energy Ministers and Business Leaders to meet at Resilience Summit

    11 Feb 2016 | BusinessNZ

    The growing importance of resilience is demonstrated in the calibre of delegates gathering in New Zealand’s capital next month for the Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit hosted by the World Energy Council and BusinessNZ Energy Council.

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    New report on NZ’s energy future to 2050 highlights future choices

    14 Oct 2015 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) today launches a new report - New Zealand Energy Scenarios: Navigating energy futures to 2050 – which outlines two different scenarios of what New Zealand’s energy future could look like over the next 35 years.

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