A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand public consultation

Submissions closed: 25 October 2019, 5pm

A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand: Green paper

Consultation has now closed on the vision for hydrogen in New Zealand green paper.

About the consultation

On 2 September 2019, we released the green paper “A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand”. Consultation ended on 25 October 2019. The green paper looked at the scope of New Zealand’s hydrogen potential to frame discussions for a national strategy.

The green paper asked 27 questions about the challenges and opportunities, and the Government’s role, in nine key areas:

  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen electricity nexus
  • Hydrogen for mobility
  • Hydrogen for industrial processes
  • Hydrogen for seasonal power generation
  • Decarbonisation of our gas
  • Hydrogen for export
  • Innovation expands job opportunities
  • Transitioning the job market

We received 78 submissions from the public, industry, research institutions and public and private sector organisations. 

This green paper, along with the submissions will feed into a wider renewable energy strategy for New Zealand. This will outline the renewable energy pathway to a clean, green carbon neutral for New Zealand by 2050.

You may view individual submissions. Please note that five submissions have not been published. This is consistent with the request of the submitter that this submission be treated as confidential.

Read the submissions(external link)

Last updated: 23 March 2020