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Published on: April 05, 2022

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Mei Fern Johnson

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Tom Gillespie

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Peter Callus

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Alice Gilbert

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As nations around the world attempt to reduce their carbon footprint in the face of climate change, attention has turned to the industry with the largest emissions globally – the Energy sector. The move towards decarbonisation is driving rapid growth in renewable energy, producing massive commercial opportunities for organisations that move fast. While the renewables sector is growing in significance, traditional energy sources are still an integral part of delivering baseload power.
 
We aim to keep you up-to-date and provide you with the latest insights into the Energy sector. Click on the links in the table below to access our latest thought leadership in this area.
 

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19 May 2022

Emissions Reduction Plan

Contributed by Mei Fern Johnson and Peter Callus

New Zealand's first Emissions Reduction Plan (Plan) was released 16 May 2022 along-side the Climate Response Fund publication. In this Energy Blog post we take a broad look at the plan from the energy lens and share our thoughts on the impact the Plan is likely to have on reducing New Zealand's emissions.

5 April 2022

Lessons from the UK and ScotWind

Contributed by: Caroline Taylor (Totum Compliance), Mei Fern Johnson, Tom Gillespie, Peter Callus and Alice Gilbert.

With the help of Caroline Taylor, CEO of Totum Compliance, we take a deep dive into the success of the UK and Scottish offshore wind regimes in the second part of our Energy blog. 


9 March 2022

The winds are changing - can the NZ legal system keep up?  

Contributed by: Mei Fern Johnson, Dan Minhinnick, Peter Callus, Kirsty Dibley, and Maggie Burns.

In this latest edition of our Energy Blog we take a look at the legal landscape for offshore wind in New Zealand - where it's currently at and where there's potential for improvement - and look at legal developments overseas.




8 December 2021

Innovative financing model to accelerate adoption of low emissions vehicles

Contributed by: Tom Hunt and Bevan Peachey

NZ Post and the New Zealand Green Investment Finance signed a $20 million financing agreement to accelerate the transition of the NZ Post fleet and its delivery contractors’ vehicles to electric vans or low emissions vehicles. Find our more about this deal here. 




9 November 2021

Auckland Airport resets post-COVID infrastructure plans

In this article we find out more about Auckland Airport's infrastructure reset following the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.




17 February 2021

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, releases report on energy infrastructure

Contributed by: Tom Hunt and Georgia Bellett

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, is the Minister for Infrastructure's key advisor. Te Waihanga released a new discussion document that examines the state of play in New Zealand's energy sector – the latest in a series of discussion documents that focus on specific key infrastructure sectors. 

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