Issue 33 – November 2011
The government recently released New Zealand's energy strategies. The New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011 – 2021 sets the strategic direction for the energy sector and the role energy will play in the New Zealand economy. The strategy sets out four priority areas.
- Diverse resource development
- Environmental responsibility
- Efficient use of energy
- Secure and affordable energy
A companion strategy, The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011 – 2016, is specifically focused on the promotion of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy.
Summarised from the Ministry of Economic Development's Business Update, September 2011.