A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand public consultation

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Submissions due: 25 October 2019, 5pm

A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand: Green paper

Consultation is now open on the challenges and opportunities for building a hydrogen economy in New Zealand.

About the consultation

This green paper looks at the scope of New Zealand’s hydrogen potential to frame discussions for a national strategy.

The Government is seeking your feedback on the potential for hydrogen production, export and utilisation in New Zealand economy.

This will feed into a wider renewable energy strategy for New Zealand, which is currently being developed. This will outline the renewable energy pathway to a clean, green carbon neutral for New Zealand by 2050.

The green paper asks 27 questions and seeks your feedback on 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

How to make a submission

You can:

We strongly prefer that you make submissions through this form.

If you are preparing a comprehensive submission in collaboration with others, you may wish to first prepare answers to each question in Microsoft Word or similar. That is because the online form does not save progress if you exit the browser.

If you are unable to access or use the online form, please either:


  • mail your submission to:
    Resource Markets Policy
    Building Resources and Markets
    Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
    PO Box 1473
    Wellington 6140
    New Zealand

Your submission may respond to any or all of the issues in this paper, or raise issues not covered in the paper. Where possible, please include evidence to support your views, for example references to independent research, facts and figures, or relevant examples.

If you have any questions about the submissions process, contact us at hydrogen@mbie.govt.nz.

The consultation period closes at 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.