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.
The government’s energy strategies set the policy direction and priorities for the New Zealand energy sector and are focused on achieving a productive, low emissions economy.
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 is in the initial stages of the development of a Resource Strategy for petroleum and minerals.