The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022 (NZEECS), titled "Unlocking our energy productivity and renewable potential" is a companion to the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021.
The goal of the NZEECS is for New Zealand to have an energy productive and low emissions economy.
It encourages businesses, individuals, households, community institutions and public sector agencies to take actions that will help unlock our renewable energy, and energy efficiency and productivity potential, to the benefit of all New Zealanders.
The NZEECS focuses on three priority areas, where the biggest cost-effective opportunities lie:
- Renewable and efficient use of process heat
- Efficient and low-emissions transport; and
- Innovative and efficient use of electricity.
The NZEECS outlines Government policies, objectives, and targets, and will be in force for a period of five years.
It has prepared in accordance with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000, which required targeted and public consultation. A draft strategy was released for public consultation in December 2016. A summary of submissions, officials’ recommendations on those submissions, and decisions made by the Minister of Energy and Resources on those recommendations are available below (as required by the Act).
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 which, as published, includes the now replaced 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.
The NZEECS 2011-2016 that is incorporated into the New Zealand Energy Strategy has been replaced by the NZEECS 2017-2022.
- 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
- Summary and analysis of submissions received on the draft New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 and draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011-2016