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    New Zealand in global top ten for energy outcomes

    12 Oct 2016 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand is in the world top ten for energy outcomes. The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index ranks countries on how well they achieve the energy ‘trilemma’ balance of security, equity and sustainability and shows New Zealand ranking 9th out of 130 comparator countries.

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    More discussion needed on broader energy targets

    22 Sep 2016 | Felicity Wolfe

    Wider discussion is needed on New Zealand's future energy requirements and economic direction ahead of setting national energy targets, a BusinessNZ Energy Council study suggests.

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    Energy targets signal a fundamental shift in economy

    20 Sep 2016 | BusinessNZ

    New Zealand is on the cusp of a fundamental transition in how we produce and use energy as the Government looks to set energy targets to shift the economy, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC).

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    World Energy Issues Monitor 2016 - New Zealand and the World

    4 Jul 2016 | BusinessNZ

    With the launch of the 2016 World Energy Issues Monitor last month, we took the opportunity to do a New Zealand release of the new, New Zealand Energy Issues Map which was contained as one of the few ‘deep-dive’ jurisdiction specific maps in the Issues Monitor.

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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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