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Renewable energy fund to support community resilience 22 September 2023

At least 40 community buildings used to support the emergency response during this year’s North Island severe weather events will be fitted with solar and battery systems to boost community resilience, Government has announced today.

June quarter shows renewable electricity generation reaches record high 14 September 2023

New Zealand achieved 91% renewable electricity generation in the June 2023 quarter, a 10-percentage point increase on the June 2022 quarter, according to data released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Final leg of water reforms passed 11 September 2023

The last piece of water reform legislation ensuring New Zealanders have safe, reliable and affordable drinking water passed its third reading on 23 August.

Community-level energy education funding round opens 04 September 2023

The latest funding round of the Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme is now open.

Mining law changes to get New Zealand to net-zero by 2050 29 August 2023

The Government has amended the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (CMA) to provide flexibility in how the Government manages Crown-owned petroleum and minerals.

Energy in New Zealand 2023 shows renewable electricity generation increased to 87% 17 August 2023

87% of electricity generated over 2022 came from renewable sources, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) annual report into the energy sector shows.

Hapū geothermal heating project cuts power bills for Rotorua homes 15 August 2023

A small-scale geothermal energy project that received government funding is now up and running, and providing more affordable heating to 15 new whare.

Empowering Kiwis to have a say in the energy transition 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.

New analysis shows 110,000 households unable to afford to heat their homes 27 June 2023

About 110,000 households could not afford to keep their homes adequately warm for the year ending June 2022, with Māori and Pacific households, renters and low-income households more likely to experience energy hardship, analysis released today shows.

March 2023 quarter renewable electricity share at 27-year high 08 June 2023

The renewable share of electricity generation was at 87.5% in the March quarter of 2023. This is the highest share for a March quarter since 1996, according to data released today by MBIE.