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

  • Co-funding

    We provide co-investment and support for businesses and the public sector to accelerate decarbonisation. We also provide insulation and heater grants to low-income homeowners to create warm, dry, healthy homes.

    Learn about our funds

  • Motivating people

    New Zealanders know climate change is an issue but don't always know what to do about it. Our Gen Less brand motivates Kiwis to take climate action by living and doing business in a low carbon way.

    Learn more about Gen Less

  • Regulating

    We help ensure that products and vehicles sold in New Zealand meet energy and fuel efficiency standards, and provide information to help businesses comply.

    Learn more about regulations

News & Updates

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  • EECA launches discussion on the need for new home EV charger technology to support growing EV uptake

    The significant uptake of EVs in New Zealand will mean an ever-increasing number of New Zealanders will start charging their EVs at home. Widespread use of “smart” and energy-efficient EV chargers would significantly reduce peak demand issues, result in l

    8 Aug 2022

  • Trucking toward lower emissions heavy transport

    The Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods is celebrating today’s launch of two firsts for energy decarbonisation in the transport sector in New Zealand; an electric milk tanker and a hydrogen truck, made possible with the help of Government funding

    19 Jul 2022

    • Co-funding 
    • Electric vehicles
    • Decarbonisation
  • Closing the gaps for public EV charging in South Island

    Key gaps in the South Island’s public EV charging network will be closed with support from the Government’s Low Emissions Transport Fund (LETF), Minister for Energy and Resources Dr. Megan Woods announced today.

    7 Jul 2022

    • Co-funding 
    • Electric vehicles
    • EV charging
  • Pilot to unlock private finance for industrial businesses going green

    The Government, through the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) has begun an innovative green private finance pilot, working with participating financiers to help businesses get finance for big decarbonisation projects, says Minister of Energy

    7 Jul 2022

    • Co-funding 
    • Decarbonisation

Latest EECA Insights

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  • 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.

    2 March 2022

    • Market research
  • Tracking Warmer Kiwi Homes

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

    17 November 2021

    • Co-funding 
    • Warmer Kiwi Homes
  • Voluntary Carbon Mitigation

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

    6 December 2021

    • Innovation
    • Decarbonisation
    • Renewable energy

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.