BusinessNZ Energy Council Newsletter July 2016

What keeps Energy Leaders' awake?

In a fast moving environment it is important to take stock of what is keeping New Zealands Energy Leaders' awake at night, what is keeping them busy during the day, and and how New Zealand compares to other regions/countries. See here the NZ Energy Issues Monitor

What does the transport sector do to reduce emissions?

Newly released research by the World Energy Council shows that EV's will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators. Read here the full report and more at Stuff

Extending the BEC2050 Scenarios 

In light of the Government's desire to develop a stable of energy sector targets, the BusinessNZ Energy Council has commenced a deep-dive of its previously released BEC2050 energy scenarios work to help inform the targets under developments. We'll keep you informed as this work progresses.

Climate negotiators have to learn more about energy transformation 

If all countries follow their Paris agreement national climate plans, the renewables share will rise to 21%. This means that growth has to increase six-fold. Is that realistic? Read Adnan Amin's (Executive Director IRENA) responds and more in the World Energy Focus.

Democratisation of energy 

"Decision making is moving from the boardroom to the living room and good outcomes will only emerge if the new decision-makers – i.e. consumers – have the right incentives and information" so says Simon Coates in his presentation at the FEL Event hosted by the BEC on 8 June 2016. To view Simon’s presentation click here

News from our Members

EECA Business Partnership Programme to achieve additional carbon reductions of 55,000 tonnes each year and $26M in energy cost savings for businesses!

A group of businesses, whose energy use amounts to 40% of total NZ business energy use, is now in energy management partnerships with EECA  - up from 30% last year. Once implemented, these partnerships are expected to achieve additional carbon reductions of 55,000 tonnes each year and save $26M in energy cost savings for the businesses.
Since launching its business programme in 2014, EECA has formed multi-year energy management partnerships with around 85 of the most energy-intensive businesses in New Zealand.  The partnerships involve identifying and realising savings through support for energy audit, business case development, feasibility study funding, building performance advice, energy systems optimisation and the NABERSNZ rating tool. EECA estimates that on average, businesses can cost-effectively reduce energy use by up to 20% every year by improving processes and upgrading equipment.


BEC Lunchtime Seminar

2 August 2016, Wellington
From issue to opportunity: what drives Mercury's CEO, Fraser Whineray?

Come and hear Fraser Whineray, Chief Executive of Mercury, speak about what keeps him awake at night. In a rapidly changing energy landscape – both globally and domestically - hear Fraser assess the evolving commercial, technological and regulatory landscape, outline the current and future opportunities and challenges facing the electricity market. He will discuss the Mercury's approach to the delivery of balanced energy outcomes across the ‘Trilemma’ dimensions of energy equity, energy security and environmental sustainability.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
BusinessNZ - Level 6, Lumley House 3-11 Hunter Street,
Wellington, 6011 

This event will be followed by a light lunch (from 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm) and the opportunity to interact with Fraser and other participants.

World Energy Congress

9 - 13 October 2016, Istanbul
Embracing New Frontiers

The 23rd World Energy Congress will be held in October 09 -13, 2016 at the Congress Valley – Istanbul, Turkey.The World Energy Congress, being World Energy Council’s global flagship event is the premier international, multi-energy forum for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. 

9 October - 13 October 2016
Istanbul Congress Center, B3-01 Taşkışla Caddesi Harbiye 34367 Istanbul, Turkey 

BuyNZ Event

15 July 2016, Auckland

The Buy NZ Made Campaign are putting on a special event to help your company pick up some awesome marketing, media and social media tips to help boost your sales and your brand.

They have put together a panel of industry suppliers ready to answer those questions you always wanted to know the answers to in relation to Web, Design, Photography, Print, Media, Writing and Packaging.

Friday, 15 July 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ASB Showgrounds - Greenlane, Auckland, 1051
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