BusinessNZ Energy Council

Creating a sustainable energy future for New Zealand


Building on the success of the BEC2050 energy scenarios the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), public and private partners commissioned a comprehensive model of New Zealand’s entire energy sector. The TIMES model was developed by the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland’s largest federally funded research institute, and modeller for the World Energy Council’s scenarios.

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Innovator Series

BEC’s Innovators Series with Grant Walker looks into businesses that have had to pivot to get through Covid-19. These in-depth interviews dive into the transformative innovations that keep Kiwi companies excelling through difficult times.

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YEPN Coffee Catchup

Bridging the generation gap, finding ways to motivate both senior and junior staff, developing systems to enable knowledge transfer and enhancing idea generation by complementing industry experience with fresh perspectives.

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APEL Summit 2018

In October 2018 the World Energy Council and the BusinessNZ Energy Council hosted the inaugural Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders' Summit. Videos now uploaded.

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2017 Energy Briefing

The ‘energy trilemma’, the balancing of affordability, security and environmental sustainability outcomes, has been successfully embedded into the NZ energy conversation since we raised it in our 2014 Energy Briefing.

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World Energy Issues Monitor

A 2018 World Energy Issues Monitor highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an accelerating transition towards digitailisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation.

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World Energy Council

BEC is a member of the World Energy Council - the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries.

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