Empowering Kiwis to have a say in the energy transition

Published: 09 August 2023

The government is seeking feedback on an ambitious programme of work to transition New Zealand towards a low emissions economy, with consultation on 5 streams of energy policy launched today.

The government is asking New Zealanders to have a say on important policy areas that will shape our way forward to a renewable future.

The consultations include:

  • a plan for managing the gas industry’s transition to a low emissions future
  • an Interim Hydrogen Roadmap to set out the government’s initial views on the future role of hydrogen in New Zealand and actions it is taking to support hydrogen uptake and areas for further consideration
  • regulations to enable offshore renewable energy development
  • market measures to ensure electricity is affordable, reliable and resilient as we transition to an expanded and more renewable electricity system
  • and how we will implement the Government’s commitment to ban new fossil-fuel baseload electricity generation.

Together, the consultations aim to inform further work to set the direction and pace of change for reducing New Zealand’s emissions from energy.

Submissions will be used to develop a final Hydrogen Roadmap, Gas Transition Plan, offshore renewable regulatory regime, identify priority electricity market measures and support implementation of Government’s commitment to ban new fossil fuel baseload electricity generation, as well as support the development of the New Zealand Energy Strategy by the end of 2024.

The consultation is open for submissions until 2 November 2023, 5pm.

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Read the Minister's press release:

Empowering Kiwis to have a say in the energy transition(external link) — Beehive.govt.nz

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