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New Zealand Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy 2017-2022

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2017
This document sets the country's goals on energy efficiency and deployment of renewables. It updates the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011-2016 to apply the requirements set out in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000 alongside the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021. The strategy focuses in particular on the process heat, transport and electricity sectors. It sets out a detailed list of actions to take across businesses, individuals and the public sector in order to attain a higher energy efficiency alongside reduced greenhouse gases emissions, and defines ways of tracking progress.


  • Decrease in industrial emissions intensity of at least 1% per annum on average between 2017 and 2022.
    Industry | Intensity target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2017
  • Electric vehicles make up 2% of the vehicle fleet by the end of 2021.
    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2021 | Base year: 2017
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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