Database provides more detail on energy use
A revamped database launched today allows users to find out how New Zealand used its energy in a range of categories across three years.
The Energy End Use Database is run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). It allows members of the public to drill down into how energy was consumed in various ways ranging from road transport to space heating from 2012-2014.
“Users can now carry out more detailed searches, following improvements to our website last year,” says Jenny Lackey, General Manager Strategic and Delivery Services.
“You can search across three years instead of one, and by a range of categories – end use, fuel, sector, region, technology, transport and building.”
The database draws information from a number of sources including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Energy in New Zealand, Statistics New Zealand’s NZ Energy Use Survey, Air New Zealand, Electricity Authority, Covec, Gas Industry Company Limited, KiwiRail, LPG Association and New Zealand Geothermal Association.
EECA provides the database as part of its role to provide authoritative data and statistics to support agencies and businesses make informed decisions around energy management.
“This is a useful tool that will particularly help local authorities, researchers, sector associations and large energy users make decisions around energy use and management,” says Ms Lackey.