The ICCC released their report on achieving 100% renewable electricity generation, in an average hydrology year, by 2035 titled Accelerated Electrification in April 2019.
The Report recommended prioritising reducing emission in the wider energy sector than a specific focus on the electricity industry. As noted in section 2, the ICCC has recognised the essential role in wind energy has in a low-emissions economy and the need for regulatory reform including the Resource Management Act.
NZWEA issued a media statement in support of the Report, click on the following link to view.
The ICCC’s Report can be viewed here:
The Government has welcomed the ICCC Report and accepted the recommendations. A 5 yearly reviews programme to monitor progress towards achieving the aspirational goal of a 100% renewable electricity system has been put in place.
In November the ICCC put out a call for evidence to assist with their work programme as outlined in the Zero Carbon Bill relating to emissions budgets, emissions reduction policies and interventions and impacts of emissions budgets. NZWEA’s submission can be viewed here: