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

News & updates

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  • EECA Chief Executive shares resignation

    After more than six years as Chief Executive of EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority), Andrew Caseley is stepping down from his role at the Crown Entity.

    1 Mar 2023

    • EECA Corporate 
  • Out with the coal, in with the new

    Students at two kiwi public schools will be starting the new year in a classroom that can be heated with clean energy – after kicking coal to the curb.

    10 Feb 2023

    • Co-funding 
    • Decarbonisation
  • Government funding for reducing emissions from the maritime sector announced

    A new report published by EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) today highlights the maritime sector’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels and the opportunity to transition boats to clean energy – to protect our oceans and environment.

    8 Feb 2023

    • Co-funding 
    • Innovation
    • Decarbonisation
  • New Zealand homes warmer and healthier with 100 thousand retrofits

    The Government's flagship insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, has passed 100,000 installations of insulation and efficient heaters, making homes warmer and healthier.

    8 Dec 2022

    • Warmer Kiwi Homes
    • Insulation

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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.