New Zealand's abundant and diverse energy resources have long underpinned our economy.

The challenge is to meet New Zealand's energy needs in a way that supports our way of life, the economy and the environment.

Energy strategies

The New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 sets the strategic direction for the energy sector and the role energy will play in the New Zealand economy.

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Energy data and modelling

The Ministry undertakes future energy supply and demand modelling and produces a range of useful energy data resources and publications.

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Energy efficiency and the environment

Making improvements in energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy is a priority for the government.

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Energy security

A high level of energy security is vital to our economy and to our personal well-being. Energy security is achieved when there are sufficient levels of energy resources reliably delivered via robust networks to meet changing demands over time.

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Electricity market

We monitor and advise on electricity markets, including monitoring the electricity market regulator, the Electricity Authority.

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Liquid fuel market

This section includes information on weekly oil prices; current duties, taxes and levies; and fuel quality specifications.

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Gas market

We have a central role in governing, monitoring and advising on the gas markets.

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International relationships

International relationships allow New Zealand to participate in high-level multi-national discussions on key energy issues, collaborate in studies and research and development programmes, and develop policy built on the best regional and international information.

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Previous reviews and consultations

Find information on reviews and consultation we have undertaken in the past.

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