Accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency

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Submissions due: 28 February 2020, 5pm

Submissions are now invited on the discussion paper Accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency.

This paper focuses on two major work streams, encouraging energy efficiency and the uptake of renewable fuels in industry, and accelerating renewable electricity generation and infrastructure.  We look forward to your feedback on the best way Aotearoa can achieve a more energy efficient and renewable energy system.

About the consultation

This discussion paper examines a range of barriers and issues, and seeks feedback on a range of options to accelerate the use and supply of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.   The reduction of energy-related carbon emissions will be critical to achieving Aotearoa’s climate goals.

The discussion paper asks over 100 questions across two parts and 11 chapters:

What happens after you have sent your submission?

Officials from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will collect all submissions sent by the closing date. These submissions will be analysed and will help to develop the final proposals for the Government to consider.

How submissions will be used (important to read)

The information provided in submissions will be used to inform the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE’s) Renewable Energy Strategy work programme.

We will upload the submissions we receive and publish them on our website.  If your submission contains any sensitive information that you do not want published, please indicate this in your submission.

The Privacy Act 1993 applies to submissions. Any personal information you supply to MBIE in the course of making a submission will only be known by the team working on the Renewable Energy Strategy work programme.

Submissions may be requested under the Official Information Act 1982. Submissions provided in confidence can usually be withheld. MBIE will consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

How to make a submission

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks submissions by 5pm, Friday 28 February 2020.

We will accept submissions in any form but we encourage using our online survey which will assist with the collation of submissions.

If you choose to make a submission without using the online survey, please include your name and (if applicable) the name of your organisation in your submission, as well as contact details so that we can follow up if we have further questions. If you would like your personal details to remain confidential, please state this in your submission.

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.

You can make your submission by one of these means:

  • completing our online survey

  • mailing your submission to:
    Energy Markets Policy Building, resources and Markets
    Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
    PO Box 1473
    Wellington 6140
    New Zealand

If you are unable to access or use the online survey, please contact us at to make other arrangements to receive your electronic submission.

If you have any questions about the submissions process, contact us at