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NZ Battery Project Cabinet decision-point delayed 12 December 2022

The findings of the NZ Battery Project’s Phase 1 feasibility studies, expected to be considered by Cabinet Ministers this month, will now be considered early in the new year, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Energy Projects and Programmes Manager Dr David Darby says.

Renewable share of electricity generation at record high 08 December 2022

The renewables share of electricity generation for a September quarter is at its highest point since 1980, according to data published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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.

MBIE and MfE seek feedback on climate related disclosures assurance 22 November 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) are asking for feedback on potential changes to the assurance requirement in the climate-related disclosures regime.

Moving towards a low emissions Aotearoa, together 16 November 2022

The Government is asking for public input as part of its goal of ensuring Aotearoa’s transition to a low emissions future is fair and inclusive for all New Zealanders.

Stage set for New Zealand’s landmark energy strategy 21 October 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has published the terms of reference for the New Zealand Energy Strategy, setting out government ambitions and next steps for transitioning the energy system to a high performing, low emissions future.

Energy data shows continued growth in renewables 08 September 2022

The renewable share of electricity generation continues to grow, according to data published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Milestone for Tui Project as Phase 2 complete 02 September 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) continues to make good progress on the Tui Oil Field decommissioning project offshore Taranaki with Phase 2 of the project – the recovery of all the flexible flowlines, risers and the majority of the subsea production equipment – concluding last month.

New round of Māori housing fund sees a boost in solar tech, cost savings 01 September 2022

16 small scale solar projects, receiving a total of $3 million in government funding today, will deliver cost savings and clean, affordable and locally generated power for 150 Māori households.

Energy in New Zealand 2022 shows a strong share of renewable energy 18 August 2022

The share of energy supply from renewables is at a record 30-year high, an annual Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) report into the energy sector shows.