Energy Policies of IEA Countries

International Energy Agency

1990-0082 (online)
1021-3872 (print)
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This series consists of two components. The first is an annual compilation by the International Energy Agency containing a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months along with summaries of individual country reports done during the period. It also presents the major findings of the latest World Energy Outlook, key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year. The second component is the set of country reviews produced each year. IEA countries are on a five-year review cycle, which means that approximately five countries are reviewed in detail each year and published as part of the Energy Policies of IEA Countries series.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: New Zealand 2006

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12 May 2006
9789264109704 (PDF) ;9789264109698(print)

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This energy policy review of New Zealand offers a comprehensive analysis of the country’s energy sector, evaluating its strengths and weaknesses across the fuel mix, as well as looking at broader issues such as energy efficiency, environmental performance and technology research and development. It also includes policy critiques and recommendations, drawing on experience across IEA member countries.

The review finds that New Zealand faces some serious energy sector challenges.  Natural gas production from the major Maui field is rapidly declining. New domestic resources must be found or an import capability developed and imports secured to assure long-term energy security. At the same time, New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising: the most recent estimates put them at 21% above their Kyoto target over the first commitment period. Nevertheless, New Zealand's considered and proactive approach will serve it well in facing these challenges.

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Table of Contents

1. Organisation of the Review
2. Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
3. General Energy Policy
4. Energy and the Environment
5. Energy Efficiency
6. New and Emerging Renewables
7. Fossil Fuels
8. Electricity
9. Reserach and Development
Annex A. Energy Balances and Key Statistical Data
Annex B. International Energy Agency "Shared Goals"
Annex C. Glossary and List of Abbreviations

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