31 January 2023
Concern over pace of system-wide energy strategy
New Zealand is on the cusp of the greatest energy system transformation for generations. How we produce, transmit and consume energy will be a key factor in whether the country meets its climate change commitments over the next three decades. How we manage agricultural emissions will be the other.
The Commissioner has written to the Minister of Energy and Resources commending the Government’s intention to develop a whole-of-system energy strategy. The Commissioner also expressed concern that if the energy strategy is not finalised until the end of 2024 as planned, it risks being overtaken by decisions made in the meantime.