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Petroleum Reserves data released 02 July 2020

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2020 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

Renewables increases share of electricity generation mix 18 June 2020

Renewable sources made up almost 82 per cent of the electricity generation mix in the first 3 months of 2020 according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

One onshore petroleum exploration permit granted 06 April 2020

One petroleum exploration permit has been granted for Block Offer 2018.

Consultation opens on fuel market competition 17 March 2020

The Government has commenced consultation on regulations for a Fuel Industry Bill which will make changes to ensure New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump.

Wind, hydro help boost renewable electricity generation 13 March 2020

A boost in hydro and wind generation in the final three months of 2019 helped lift renewable electricity generation above 85 per cent for the quarter according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Reports highlight role of wind and geothermal in energy transition 13 March 2020

Two new reports released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have confirmed the role of wind and geothermal electricity generation in the transition to a low-emissions economy.

Government to introduce law changes following retail fuel market study 27 February 2020

The Government has agreed to introduce changes to improve competition in the retail fuel market following the Commerce Commission’s report into the retail fuel market. The changes will be introduced through a Fuel Industry Bill.

Science and the plastics problem 15 January 2020

A short documentary by Shirley Horrocks focusing on plastics in New Zealand – the issue, facts and work being done to address and rethink our use of plastics.