Central government energy policy
The Ministry for Economic Development (MED) is the organisation with overall responsibility for advising the Government on energy policy.
EECA implements Government policy in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation and renewable energy. EECA is one of a number of agencies implementing aspects of Government energy policy.
New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS)
The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) is the action plan for energy efficiency and conservation, and the use of renewable sources of energy. It also sets out who's responsible for delivering each action. EECA's work programmes are guided by the NZEECS. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000 requires that there is a national energy efficiency and conservation strategy in force at all times.
The NZEECS is a subset of the New Zealand Energy Strategy, and the two are now published together.
Find out more about the energy strategies on the website of the Ministry for Economic Development.
Other government policies
Other Government policies that impact on the way we generate and use energy include:
Partnerships with central government organisations
EECA works with a number of government departments and agencies to deliver energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy initiatives.
Our partners include:
- Ministry for Economic Development (MED)
- Electricity Authority
- Ministry for the Environment (MFE)
- Ministry of Transport (MoT)
- Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC).
We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Electricity Commission that specifies how the two organisations will work together to promote electricity efficiency.
Learn more about the Memorandum of Understanding.