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.
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.
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.
A range of policy options have been put forward to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy and reduce Aotearoa New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in a discussion document released for consultation.
Reduced inflows into North Island hydro schemes contributed to a decline in the share of electricity generated from renewable sources in the third quarter of 2019, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The addition of two more Electric Vehicle (EV) suppliers on the All-of-Government (AoG) Motor Vehicles contract will give government agencies more choice as they work towards having an emissions free government fleet, John Ivil, General Manager New Zealand Government Procurement and Property announced today.
The amount of electricity generated from non-renewable sources fell last year despite a rise in coal-fired generation to cope with a constrained gas supply according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest annual energy report.