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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on proposals for regulations to support the Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The proposed regulations relate to the decommissioning of petroleum infrastructure and wells, and the development of a post-decommissioning fund.
The Government is consulting on a proposal to increase the use of sustainable liquid biofuels in New Zealand to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport. The discussion document, produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Transport, outlines a proposal to put in place a sustainable biofuels mandate. We want to hear what you think about the proposal.
Consultation is open on the development of a national direction on industrial greenhouse gas emissions.
Submissions are now invited on proposed regulations under the Fuel Industry Bill, and on options for a regulatory backstop to be added to legislation in future.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment sought feedback on the discussion paper Accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Submissions are now invited on the discussion document for the Review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991. The review seeks to ensure the Act’s settings contribute to mining that responsibly balances environmental, social, and economic considerations and meets the evolving needs of New Zealand’s society.
The independent Electricity Price Review has developed some early ideas to improve New Zealand’s electricity sector. The review panel greatly values your feedback on these early ideas, as your submissions will inform the final recommendations it delivers to the Minister of Energy and Resources in mid-2019.
The technical paper Process Heat in New Zealand: Opportunities and barriers to lowering emissions sets out how and where process heat is used in New Zealand, and what the opportunities and barriers are to lowering emissions from process heat use.