We're moving Aotearoa towards a sustainable energy system that supports the wellbeing of current and future generations.

Energy's role in climate change

About 40% of New Zealand's total greenhouse gas emissions come from our energy use. By making better choices about how we use energy in our everyday life, we can reduce our total greenhouse gas emissions and help fight the effects of climate change.

Climate change is the most urgent global environmental challenge of our time. We must be bold and accelerate decarbonisation to leave future generations a healthy, stable planet.

What we're doing to create change

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  • Article

    Exploring how New Zealanders relate to energy use and climate change

    A look at the impact culture, age, gender, regionality and income has on our attitudes and behaviours.

    • Market research

    2 March 2022

  • Article

    Tracking Warmer Kiwi Homes

    Learn about the progress of EECA's Warmer Kiwi Homes programme in successfully insulating homes across New Zealand.

    • Co-funding 
    • Warmer Kiwi Homes

    17 November 2021

  • Article

    Voluntary Carbon Mitigation

    EECA believes there are cost-effective opportunities for companies to go beyond regulatory requirements to reduce energy-related carbon emissions.

    • Innovation
    • Decarbonisation
    • Renewable energy

    6 December 2021

Supercharging decarbonisation

The Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) Fund has been expanded with around $650 million to enable business energy users to reduce carbon emissions linked to processes using fuel sources like coal and natural gas. By working alongside business, we’re committed to delivering significant emissions reductions, fast.