New Zealand energy strategies released

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.

  1. Diverse resource development
  2. Environmental responsibility
  3. Efficient use of energy
  4. 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.

Published in energy.