Energy and natural resources
New Zealand's abundant and diverse energy resources have long underpinned our economy. The challenge is to meet New Zealand's energy needs in a way that supports our way of life, the economy and the environment.
This page provides an overview of current and closed consultations and reviews on energy sector issues.
- Consultation document: Advancing New Zealand’s energy transition
- Review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991
- Investigation into electricity supply interruptions of 9 August 2021
- Electricity Price Review
- 2018-2019 Electricity Price Review
- 2017 energy consultations and reviews
- 2016 energy consultations and reviews
- Older energy consultations and reviews
The government’s energy strategies set the policy direction and priorities for the New Zealand energy sector and focus on transitioning to a net zero carbon emissions by 2050, while building a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy.
There are a number of initiatives underway across government that are helping address energy hardship. This section includes some initiatives MBIE is progressing based on recommendations in the 2019 Electricity Price Review.
We have a central role in monitoring and advising on energy markets to ensure that electricity, gas and liquid fuel are delivered in a safe, efficient, fair, reliable and environmentally sustainable manner.
We contribute to a number of international energy fora that aim to develop a better understanding of underlying energy issues affecting the world.
The Government has developed a Resource Strategy for minerals and petroleum.
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The NZ Government is managing the decommissioning of the Tui oil field assets in the wake of the financial problems affecting the permit operator Tamarind Taranaki Ltd.
A quarterly update for iwi and hapū with interests in the energy and resources sector