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Energy policy and strategy

New Zealand's energy strategy and policies influence how energy is generated and used. They are developed and implemented at several different levels including central government, local and regional government, and through the Resource Management Act and other consenting processes.

The Government sets the overarching energy policy for New Zealand. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is the lead organisation with overall responsibility for advising the Government on energy policy. EECA implements Government policy in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation and renewable energy. EECA is one of a number of agencies implementing aspects of Government energy policy.

New Zealand Energy Strategy

The New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 sets the strategic direction for the energy sector as a whole and the role energy will play in the New Zealand economy.

New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS)

The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) is a more detailed strategy focusing on energy efficiency, conservation, and the use of renewable sources of energy. EECA's work programmes are guided by the NZEECS. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000 requires that there is a national energy efficiency and conservation strategy in force at all times.

Given the close relationship between the NZEECS and the New Zealand Energy Strategy, the two are generally published together.


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