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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.

External review of Operation Exploration released 08 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released an external review into how the non-interference provisions of the Crown Minerals Act are effected.

Government agency fleet CO2 emissions falling 15 July 2019

The first update of the Fleet Emissions Dashboard shows average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for each government agency’s fleet of light vehicles have decreased between April and July this year.

Petroleum Reserves data released 13 June 2019

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2019 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

Electricity generation mix affected by gas constraints 13 June 2019

A constrained gas supply during the first quarter of 2019 led to a rise in coal-fired electricity generation, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Input sought on proposed Gas Act changes 15 May 2019

The release of a discussion document on potential amendments to the Gas Act 1992 that seeks to address specific issues and to ensure it is fit-for-purpose has been announced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.