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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.

Consumers set to benefit through Government’s response to Electricity Price 03 October 2019

Consumers are set to benefit from several recommendations from the Electricity Price Review which have been accepted by the Government.

Coal use declines as gas generation recovers 12 September 2019

The amount of electricity generated from coal dropped significantly in the second quarter of the year as gas supply began returning to normal levels, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Green paper on hydrogen released 02 September 2019

Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods has released a Green Paper about a vision for hydrogen in New Zealand that seeks feedback from stakeholders.

Consultation opens on draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy 27 August 2019

A draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy which seeks to support the transition to low emissions future, while building a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy has been released for public consultation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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