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Electricity, energy and the environment: Assessment framework 2004

1 June 2004

This is the framewrk the PCE has developed to assess the environmental performance of New Zealand's electricity sector. The purpose of the framework is:

to certify that energy services from electricity are provided in an environmentally sustainable manner through ongoing environmental performance assessments of New Zealand's electricity sector.

The Commissioner is particularly keen to see improvements in energy efficiency and demand-side management, greater uptake of new generation technologies, renewables and ditributed generation, and the minimisation of greenhouse gases.