New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021
- Minister’s media release [PDF 50KB]
- Developing our Energy Potential [PDF 1.8MB] – the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 and the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011-2016
- New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 factsheet [PDF 121KB]
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.
The government’s goal is for New Zealand to make the most of its abundant energy potential through the environmentally responsible development and efficient use of the country’s diverse energy resources.
The New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 sets out four priority areas:
- Diverse resource development
- Environmental responsibility
- Efficient use of energy; and
- Secure and affordable energy.
New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011-2016
The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011-2016 (NZEECS), a companion strategy, is specifically focused on the promotion of energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy.
The NZEECS sets out six objectives for six sectors, which will contribute to the overall New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 goal:
- Transport: A more energy efficient transport system, with a greater diversity of fuels and alternative energy technologies.
- Business: Enhanced business growth and competitiveness from energy intensity improvements.
- Homes: Warm, dry and energy efficient homes with improved air quality to avoid ill-health and lost productivity.
- Products: Greater business and consumer uptake of energy efficient products.
- Electricity System: An efficient, renewable electricity system supporting New Zealand’s global competitiveness.
- Public Sector: Greater value for money from the public sector through increased energy efficiency.
The NZEECS is prepared in accordance with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000. It outlines Government policies, objectives, and targets, and as required by the Act, will be in force for a period of five years.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on the draft replacement New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS).
Other supporting information
- Questions and Answers [PDF 316KB] about the energy strategies
- Summary and Analysis of Submissions [PDF 207KB] received on the draft energy strategies
- Renewable energy in New Zealand factsheet [PDF 120KB]
- Assessment of the value of future royalty income from oil and gas production in New Zealand [PDF 2.8MB]
- Block offer strategy factsheet [PDF 175KB]
- Useful resources factsheet [PDF 140KB]
- Find out more about renewable energy and energy efficiency in New Zealand on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority website
- Find out more about oil, gas and mineral development in New Zealand on the New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals website