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Government announces emissions reduction partnership with New Zealand Steel 22 May 2023

The Government is partnering with New Zealand Steel to deliver New Zealand’s largest emissions reduction project to date, with half of the coal being used at Glenbrook steel to be replaced with electricity to recycle scrap steel.

Have your say on the future of the electricity sector 04 May 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is asking for feedback on a set of draft assumptions about the future state of the electricity system, as part of the process for preparing our regular Electricity Demand and Generation Scenarios (EDGS) publication.

Offshore petroleum permit granted and Block Offer 2020 tender opens 28 March 2023

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals has granted an offshore petroleum exploration permit after a court-ordered reconsideration and released the Block Offer 2020 Invitation for Bids for onshore petroleum exploration in Taranaki.

Electric Vehicle charging strategy: Charging our future 22 March 2023

The Ministry of Transport and MBIE are running a consultation on a draft Electric Vehicle charging strategy: Charging Our Future. The strategy sets out the Government’s long-term strategic vision for Aotearoa New Zealand’s national Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure system.

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.

New record renewable share of electricity generation in New Zealand 09 March 2023

The renewable share of electricity generation is at its highest level on record, according to data published today by MBIE.

NZ Battery Project Cabinet decision-point delayed 12 December 2022

The findings of the NZ Battery Project’s Phase 1 feasibility studies, expected to be considered by Cabinet Ministers this month, will now be considered early in the new year, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Energy Projects and Programmes Manager Dr David Darby says.

Renewable share of electricity generation at record high 08 December 2022

The renewables share of electricity generation for a September quarter is at its highest point since 1980, according to data published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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.

MBIE and MfE seek feedback on climate related disclosures assurance 22 November 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) are asking for feedback on potential changes to the assurance requirement in the climate-related disclosures regime.