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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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    New Zealand's energy future

    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.

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    David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council

    31 Jul 2015 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    Former Finance Minister Hon David Caygill is to Chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council.

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    New Zealand develops the first country-level use of scenarios

    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.

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    We’re Not Leaving Our Energy Future to Chance – But In Which Direction Will We Paddle?

    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.

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    Transport Key Driver in BEC2050 Study Outcomes

    23 Apr 2015 | BusinessNZ

    An article by Gavin Evans, Energy News, about the Transport Key Driver in BEC2050 study outcomes.

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    Our place within the World Energy Council

    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.

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