Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government has released a draft New Zealand Energy Strategy (NZES) and a draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS).
Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said today the strategies had been updated to align with current government energy policy priorities and to reflect a stronger focus on economic development.
The NZES sets the strategic direction for the energy sector and the role energy will play in the economy.
The NZEECS is a companion strategy, specifically focusing on the promotion of energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy.
"The Government proposes to reaffirm the target that 90 percent of electricity generation be from renewable energy sources by 2025, providing this does not affect security of supply," Mr Brownlee said.