BusinessNZ Energy Council Energy Scenarios
How do you tell the story of the future? What if most Kiwis chose to see climate change as the most important problem to solve? What would happen if they invested now in new technologies and led the world in decarbonising the economy? As we transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, policy makers, investors and consumers are searching for tools to help them manage risks and seize opportunities. This project will help New Zealanders think about our energy future and the range of trade-offs and choices we might face. The New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0 was developed in partnership with EECA, BEC and PSI. We hope this work will encourage discussion about where we are now and where we are heading to get the best outcomes for individuals, businesses and society as a whole.
BEC2060 Energy Scenarios
Building on the success of the BEC2050 energy scenarios the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) and public and private partners have commissioned a comprehensive model of New Zealand’s entire energy sector. The TIMES model is being developed by the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland’s largest federally funded research institute, and modeller for the World Energy Council’s scenarios. Auckland University, through the Business School’s Energy Centre, will host and maintain the model to provide insights to those working in academia and research fields. It will also be accessible on commercial terms to those who wish to use it.
BEC2050 Energy Scenarios
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is working alongside a range of businesses, government, academics and NGOs to build a picture of what might influence our future energy mix by 2050.