Because energy is such an essential part of almost all our activities, a secure, sustainable and affordable supply is vital to ensuring New Zealand’s continued economic and social well-being.
We meet our energy needs through a wide range of sources, both renewable (hydro, geothermal, wood, wind, biogas and solar) and non-renewable (fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal). Around two-thirds of our energy supply is non-renewable, and a growing proportion of our electricity is generated from non-renewable sources.
In order to report on energy supply, the following are measured:
This information has come from the Energy supply and demand environmental report card.
Last updated: December 2007