ECCA works to decarbonise our daily energy consumption

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is working across the transport, business, and residential sectors to help New Zealanders decarbonise the way we move around and how we use energy.

EECA’s Chief Executive, Andrew Caseley says with urgent action required on climate change, it’s important for people to have alternatives to using fossil fuels.

‘The energy sector is one where there are a broad range of existing and emerging options to decarbonise’ he says.

‘In transport, which accounts for 21% of our overall greenhouse gas emissions, about a third of people would now consider an electric vehicle (EV) as their next vehicle purchase, and to date there are over 13,000 EVs on the road.’

EECA’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund has so far part-funded over 90 different projects including EV charging infrastructure and innovative ways to grow the commercial use of EVs, and in public transport.

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