New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme - how will it work and what are the implications for business?
New mechanisms to combat climate change mean the cost of carbon has now become a commercial reality for New Zealand business. This article reviews the Government's recently outlined Emissions Trading Scheme which, although will only directly impact on a relatively small number of entities, will have economy-wide repercussions.
Meeting the energy challenge - the New Zealand Energy Strategy to 2050
In October the Government released the final version of its Energy Strategy which sets out a long-term framework for addressing the main challenges New Zealand faces, namely the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change and the security of energy supply. In this update we set out some of the key Government policy initiatives set out in the Energy Strategy designed to achieve those two aims.
New regulations on distributed generation for New Zealand electricity sector
New regulations governing the connection of distributed generation to lines company networks came into effect on 30 August 2007.
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