RMLA Waikato : Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Responses


RMLA Breakfast and Presentation: networking from 7am Friday 5 July 2019

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Responses

Venue:    Hamilton City Council, Reception Lounge, ground floor, Civic Square, Hamilton

Time:      Presentations will start at 7.30am and conclude no later than 9am.

Presenters: Mitchell Trezona-lecomte of EECA and Jonathon Pooch of DETA Consulting

As the Government considers a range of climate change policies, 2019 is likely to prove a critical year in shaping the direction of New Zealand’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), will present on the current and emerging policy environment, with a particular focus on the role of energy efficiency in the transition to a productive, low-emissions economy.  The presentation will aim to provide a broad overview of key policy developments, including the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, and other sector-specific policies relating to business and transport energy-use.  It will also include key findings from EECA’s modelling of the impact energy efficiency could have on the electricity system and thermal generation.

EECA is the government agency with a mandate to promote and support energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable energy in New Zealand.  In addition to its role within the central government system, EECA works directly with businesses and households to help them improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.  EECA administers the Government’s home insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, as well as an EV Information Campaign and Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.

In response to political direction, increased carbon and environmental compliance costs, and a heightened customer and stakeholder focus on social license to operate, companies are no longer seeing sustainability as a something separate to core business strategy.  Most organisations now have a clear connection as to why sustainability and energy efficiency is important.  In this presentation, you will hear what some of New Zealand’s largest companies are doing to turn this aspiration in to action.  The presentation will also cover how organisations are currently using energy, what technologies are emerging that are having real impact, and how customers who haven’t yet started on the sustainability and energy management journey can take the first step.

DETA has worked with customers to deliver process optimisation, energy and sustainability management and project delivery services across all large industrial and commercial sectors throughout Australasia.  All of these companies are grappling with the balance between improving profit margins and reducing carbon emissions, and are seeking cost effective mechanisms to make inroads to improving both of these aspects of their business.  DETA helps the companies navigate this tricky balance by making sure that all improvements align with both improved sustainability and business performance.

For more information on EECA’s work, see their Statement of Intent 2018-2022 and Statement of Performance Expectations 2019-20: https://www.eeca.govt.nz/resources-and-tools/research-publications-and-resources/strategic/

For more information on DETA consulting:  https://deta.global/

When: 05 July 2019

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Where: Hamilton City Council, Reception Lounge

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