Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Energy Strategy Aligns With Engineers Proposals

14 December 2006
(No Embargo)

Energy Strategy Aligns With Engineers Proposals

The Chief Executive of Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) Dr Andrew Cleland says the draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy picks up all the principles and expands on the detail put forward in IPENZ’s Engineering a National Energy Strategy, released in June of this year.

Dr Cleland says it is pleasing to see the government has picked up the engineering profession’s strong messages that measures should be based on minimum life-cycle costs, which can be justified in a market economy.

He went on to say IPENZ supports proposed measures that avoid the need for energy, such as urban and transport planning, which were strongly recommended by IPENZ in June.

“Improving the efficiency of the existing building stock does present a challenge – we suggested upgrades prior to sale and we think this should be looked at in more detail.

However, the transition to renewable energy should be implemented as fast as possible and without imposing economic penalty. In practice this as not as easy as it sounds. Detailed engineering analysis will be required– this is an area where the engineering profession has a role to play.”

Dr Cleland says that increased investment in research, particularly on new technologies and adaptation would be beneficial and IPENZ would have liked to have seen more emphasis on the importance of research.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>