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3 Feb 2021 | BusinessNZ
This year will be defined by the development of climate change action frameworks. In setting emissions budgets out to 2035 the Climate Change Commission's draft advice signals a clear pathway the country will need to take over the next 15 years.
11 Dec 2020 | BusinessNZ
What a year. Despite disruptions, the energy sector has demonstrated resilience. As well as powering through, work has continued on renewable energy projects, implementing energy efficiency initiatives, and addressing core market design issues.
11 Nov 2020 | BusinessNZ
BEC has welcomed the appointment of Dr Megan Woods to the role of Minister for Energy & Resources. The Prime Minister announced the full line up of ministers last week. "BEC has worked closely with the Minister since she took the role in 2018," noted Tina Schirr, BEC Executive Director.
12 Oct 2020 | BusinessNZ
We have been following pre-election energy announcements with interest. Our 2020 Energy Briefing calls for a holistic, long-term approach to developing an energy strategy.
9 Sep 2020 | BusinessNZ
As WEC Secretary General and CEO Dr. Angela Wilkinson noted recently the pandemic has triggered "the greatest financial capital reallocation in history". Next month's World Energy Week is an opportunity to look forward.
20 Aug 2020 | BusinessNZ
No system is perfect and ongoing development is something for which we all need to take responsibility. The 2020 Energy Briefing is designed to highlight key issues from across the energy sector, as identified by our members. We seek to collaboratively and constructively address how rules, incentives and markets can best be harnessed to shape evidence-based policy informed by our scenario modelling.
The strong outcomes we have delivered this year have been based on your input and the input of other leading industry partners. The involvement of experts from across the energy sector, both the private and public sectors, and academia is unique and important to us as we seek to understand and shape New Zealand’s energy policies. Our highlights of the past year can be found in this review.
28 May 2020 | BusinessNZ
New Zealand has the potential to be a world leader in innovative clean energy.
21 Apr 2020 | BusinessNZ
How can we emerge from COVID-19 more resilient and continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition? We would like to once again thank everyone who participated in our two COVID-19 surveys issued at the end of March. We are delighted to share initial thinking on four different, plausible scenarios that have been preliminarily identified as most relevant and challenging to our community.
18 Mar 2020 | BusinessNZ
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Government is looking to us for advice on the economic effects of the outbreak and on what can be done to better support businesses. On top of the announced package, we are seeking your input on what additional policies could support energy businesses and the wider New Zealand economy.