Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

New Zealand releases Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy 2017-2022

New Zealand releases Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy 2017-2022

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has today released the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022.

The Strategy, Unlocking our energy productivity and renewable potential, is a companion to the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021. It sets the overarching direction for Government and specific actions for the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.

Ms. Collins says the goal of the Strategy is for New Zealand to have an energy productive and low emissions economy.

“Through this Strategy, we are encouraging businesses, individuals, and public sector agencies to take actions that will help New Zealand make the most of its clean, renewable energy sources and use energy more productively, which will benefit all New Zealanders,” says Ms. Collins.

The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022 focuses on three priority areas:
         
         

1. Renewable and efficient use of process heat. The target for this priority area is a decrease in industrial emissions intensity of at least one per cent per annum on average between 2017 and 2022. An example of an action to achieve the target for this priority area is developing a process heat action plan. The plan will include policies and programmes to increase the amount of renewable energy used by businesses and public sector agencies, and improve the efficiency of energy intensive processes.

2. Efficient and low-emissions transport. The target for this priority area is that electric vehicles make up two per cent of the vehicle fleet by the end of 2021. Examples of actions to achieve the target include implementing the Electric Vehicles Programme and refocusing Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)’s business programme towards emissions and productivity opportunities in transport. These will help increase the number of electric vehicles and will improve the fuel economy of vehicles.

3. Innovative and efficient use of electricity. The target for this priority area is 90% of electricity will be generated from renewable sources by 2025 (in an average hydrological year), providing security of supply is maintained. Significant progress towards this target has been made over the last few years due in part to increasing uptake of energy efficient technologies and additional renewable generating capacity.

“Importantly, the targets are measurable, reasonable and practicable by 2022, and the Strategy includes a range of actions to help achieve them including the development of a new process heat action plan.

The Strategy also works in conjunction with the Energy Innovation Bill and other Government policies and programmes, including the Electric Vehicles Programme.”

“It is designed to provide clear direction for the energy sector over the next five years and will move New Zealand towards better energy productivity and lower emissions. I would like to thank all those who took the time to make written submissions on the Strategy earlier this year,” Ms. Collins added.

According to the official document, the Strategy plays a central role in ensuring government and the energy sector are removing barriers and providing appropriate incentives to support all New Zealanders to take action and make the best choices about the energy they use, and how they use it. The Strategy will do this by:

  • Contributing to New Zealand achieving longer-term goals, such as the Government’s climate change commitments through to 2030 and beyond.
  • Guiding policy development and implementation across government, in particular EECA’s work.
  • Encouraging all parts of the economy – businesses, individuals and public sector organisations – to contribute to the Strategy’s objectives and goal.
  • Continuing to improve the evidence base for increasing energy productivity and renewable energy, in order to better track progress and inform policymaking.

Read the full NZEECS 2017-2022 document here

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.