The latest Regional, National and International News from BEC
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 Oct 2015 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
We are currently in an enviable position, with ample natural resources and 80 percent renewable electricity - but we are also facing rapidly changing patterns of energy use, emerging, disruptive technologies and, above all, the challenge of living sustainably.
31 Jul 2015 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
Former Finance Minister Hon David Caygill is to Chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council.
15 Jul 2015 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), New Zealand’s World Energy Council member committee, has initiated the first country-level use of The World Energy Scenarios: Composing energy futures to 2050.
23 Apr 2015 | BusinessNZ
The BusinessNZ Energy Council’s John Carnegie and Dr Rob Whitney are leading a project developing a set of future energy scenarios for New Zealand.
An article by Gavin Evans, Energy News, about the Transport Key Driver in BEC2050 study outcomes.
23 Feb 2015 | BusinessNZ
Article by Rob Whitney, Chair BEC, on the role of the BusinessNZ Energy Council in helping New Zealand plan for our energy future, published in EnergyNZ Perspectives 2015.