Process Heat in New Zealand: Opportunities and barriers to lowering emissions

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Submissions due: 22 February 2019, 5pm

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.


You are invited to make a written submission on the technical paper.

This paper includes questions you may like to respond to in your submission. Your submission does not need to answer all of these questions.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) also encourages any other comments you may have regarding process heat use and the transition to a low emissions economy. Where possible, please include evidence to support your views, for example, references to facts and figures, or relevant examples.

How to make a submission

Please send your submission before 5pm on Friday, 22 February 2019.

Please include your name, or the name of your organisation, and contact details. You can make your submission by:

  • Attaching your submission as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment and sending it to or
  • Mailing your submission to:
    Energy Markets
    Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
    PO Box 1473
    Wellington 6140
    New Zealand

Please direct any questions that you may have in relation to the submission process to

Use of information

The information provided in submissions may be used to inform MBIE and EECA’s work on developing a process heat action plan, and advice to Ministers. We may contact submitters directly if we require clarification of any matters in submissions.

Except for material that may be defamatory, MBIE may post PDF copies of submissions received to MBIE’s website at By making a submission, we will consider you to have agreed to us posting your submission, unless you clearly specify otherwise in it.

Release of information

Submissions are subject to the Official Information Act 1982. Please tell us as part of your submission if you have any objection to the release of any information in the submission, which parts you consider should be withheld, and include your reasons for withholding the information. MBIE consider any objections you note and consult with you when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

Please indicate on the front of your submission if it contains confidential information and mark the text accordingly. If you wish to make a submission which includes confidential information, please send us a separate version excluding the relevant information for publication on our website.

Private information

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