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Renewable energy fund to support community resilience 22 September 2023

At least 40 community buildings used to support the emergency response during this year’s North Island severe weather events will be fitted with solar and battery systems to boost community resilience, Government has announced today.

Community-level energy education funding round opens 04 September 2023

The latest funding round of the Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme is now open.

Mining law changes to get New Zealand to net-zero by 2050 29 August 2023

The Government has amended the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (CMA) to provide flexibility in how the Government manages Crown-owned petroleum and minerals.

Energy in New Zealand 2023 shows renewable electricity generation increased to 87% 17 August 2023

87% of electricity generated over 2022 came from renewable sources, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) annual report into the energy sector shows.

Empowering Kiwis to have a say in the energy transition 09 August 2023

The government is seeking feedback on an ambitious programme of work to transition New Zealand towards a low emissions economy, with consultation on 5 streams of energy policy launched today.

New analysis shows 110,000 households unable to afford to heat their homes 27 June 2023

About 110,000 households could not afford to keep their homes adequately warm for the year ending June 2022, with Māori and Pacific households, renters and low-income households more likely to experience energy hardship, analysis released today shows.

Have your say on the future of the electricity sector 04 May 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is asking for feedback on a set of draft assumptions about the future state of the electricity system, as part of the process for preparing our regular Electricity Demand and Generation Scenarios (EDGS) publication.

Electric Vehicle charging strategy: Charging our future 22 March 2023

The Ministry of Transport and MBIE are running a consultation on a draft Electric Vehicle charging strategy: Charging Our Future. The strategy sets out the Government’s long-term strategic vision for Aotearoa New Zealand’s national Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure system.

NZ Battery Project moves to next phase 16 March 2023

The Government has announced it will progress to the next stage of the NZ Battery Project, looking in more detail at the viability of pumped hydro as well as an alternative, multi-technology approach.

Government supports more energy-saving projects to help more Kiwis save money 30 November 2022

Helping households to reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer and more energy-efficient, is the key focus of a further 17 community projects receiving $1.7 million funding through the Government’s Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme.

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