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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.

Feedback sought on renewable energy discussion document 20 December 2019

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 hydro generation impacts on renewable share 12 December 2019

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.

Resource Strategy plots path ahead for sector 06 November 2019

The Government’s long term vision for the minerals and petroleum sector has been released today.

Growing list of EVs for government agencies to choose from 30 October 2019

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.

Energy in New Zealand 2019 released 16 October 2019

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.

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