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NZ Battery Project moves to next phase 16 March 2023

The Government has announced it will progress to the next stage of the NZ Battery Project, looking in more detail at the viability of pumped hydro as well as an alternative, multi-technology approach.

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.

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.

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.

Government clean energy fund to slash power bills for more Māori and public homes 24 March 2022

Hundreds more households living in Māori and public homes are set to benefit from locally generated, clean power under the government fund set up to trial small-scale renewable energy projects.

Consultation opens on onshore fuel stockholding levels 17 January 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened consultation on a proposed requirement for a minimum onshore fuel stockholding level and the options for how it can be achieved.

Renewable electricity generation bounces back 09 December 2021

The share of electricity generated from renewable sources recovered in the third quarter of 2021 after hydro generation returned to normal levels and new wind farms started producing power, according to data published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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