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Consultation opens on onshore fuel stockholding levels 17 January 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened consultation on a proposed requirement for a minimum onshore fuel stockholding level and the options for how it can be achieved.

Renewable electricity generation bounces back 09 December 2021

The share of electricity generated from renewable sources recovered in the third quarter of 2021 after hydro generation returned to normal levels and new wind farms started producing power, according to data published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Consultation opens on proposed infringement offences under the Crown Minerals Act 28 September 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposals for infringement offence regulations under the Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

Members of new Energy Hardship Expert Panel announced 10 September 2021

Five welfare, electricity, hardship and health leaders have been appointed to the new Energy Hardship Expert Panel that is being set up to recommend policy priorities and actions to government.

Coal use rises as renewable electricity generation falls 09 September 2021

Low hydro lake storage levels combined with a tight gas supply led to a big jump in the use of coal to generate electricity in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Impact of Covid-19 highlighted in Energy in New Zealand 2021 25 August 2021

The impact on the energy sector of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in New Zealand are evident in the latest annual energy report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Petroleum Reserves data released 01 July 2021

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as at the beginning of 2021 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

Consultation opens on energy efficiency proposals 17 June 2021

Consultation has commenced on proposals to enhance the energy efficiency regulatory system for products and services, and support the achievement of New Zealand’s future energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals.

Warm, dry conditions hinder renewable electricity generation 11 March 2021

A decline hydro and wind generation in the last quarter of 2020 led to a small decrease in the share of electricity generated from renewable sources according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.