This page provides an overview of the responsibilities for energy of the Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.
Ministry for the Environment
We're involved in the energy sector through the development of national instruments and guidance.
These include the:
- National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2011
- National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission 2008
- National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities 2009.
We work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and The Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority as required.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) advises the government on energy supply and demand, energy efficiency, conservation and the use of renewable energy sources. MBIE also leads a large group of agencies in delivering the New Zealand Energy Strategy.
MBIE works with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and monitors its performance under the Public Finance Act. MBIE is also the primary advisor on the operation and regulation of specific markets and industries, including energy.
Developing Our Energy Potential: New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 (PDF, 1.76 MB) [MBIE website].
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) was established as a Crown entity under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000. It promotes energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of energy from renewable sources. The EECA is also developing and implementing the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.
To find out more see Energy strategy and policy [EECA website].