87% of electricity generated over 2022 came from renewable sources, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) annual report into the energy sector shows.
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On this page you can find the latest energy balance tables for New Zealand. These show how energy supply and demand by sector varies by energy fuel type.
Our role in the energy and resource markets Working towards 2050 net-zero emissions – have your say Addressing energy hardship in New Zealand Our work with decommissioning
The government is seeking feedback on an ambitious programme of work to transition New Zealand towards a low emissions economy, with consultation on 5 streams of energy policy launched today.
We’re responsible for advising the Government on energy efficiency policy for New Zealand and we are currently trialling a new renewable energy initiative that aims to improve energy affordability. EECA is responsible for implementing programmes to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand homes and business.
This section is about our work to improve energy efficiency, including lowering greenhouse gas emissions and fostering growth in renewable energy.
New Zealand is on the path to a low emissions, climate resilient future. Government has set into law a target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (other than for biogenic methane). The Emissions Reduction Plan is one mechanism we are using to focus our collective efforts toward transitioning to a more resilient, low emissions economy.
New Zealand is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group, which is APEC’s main body to deal with energy issues.
The Government consulted 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, outlined a proposal to put in place a sustainable biofuels obligation.
The Low Fixed Charge Tariff regulations are currently being phased-out over a 5-year period that started on 1 April 2022. Removing these regulations will create a fairer, more equitable system.