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Electric vehicles central to closing global emissions gap

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:37 am | BusinessNZ

Newly released research by the World Energy Council (WEC) shows that electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by policy makers around the world. More >>

Less planning more choice needed

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 12:48 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity but says it may not address long-term issues around land supply. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says a gradual approach to dismantling metropolitan urban ... More >>

Budget 2016 shows prudent economic management

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:26 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says positive GDP and employment growth figures, and projected growth in exports, investment and other indicators give confidence about New Zealand’s economic path. More >>

Apprenticeship funding good for growth

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:11 am | BusinessNZ

Funding for an additional 5,000 apprenticeships has been announced for this year’s Budget. More >>

Integration of careers service good for employment

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 1:04 pm | BusinessNZ

Integration of Careers New Zealand into the Tertiary Education Commission is a positive move, says BusinessNZ. More >>

RMA changes may not fix deeper problems

Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:08 am | BusinessNZ

Changes proposed for the Resource Management Act are positive but may not address the RMA’s deeper problems, says BusinessNZ in its submission on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. More >>

Water regime needs complete overhaul

Friday, 22 April 2016, 2:51 pm | BusinessNZ

Water is key to NZ’s economic growth, and business needs certainty over the rights to use it, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ’s submission to the Ministry of the Environment released today recommends a complete overhaul of the regime for dealing with water. ... More >>

Survey shows resilience key to our energy future

Monday, 14 March 2016, 1:15 pm | BusinessNZ

The newly released World Energy Issues Monitor, the World Energy Council’s annual survey for New Zealand, shows the issues keeping New Zealand energy executives awake at night reflect rapidly changing energy needs and the challenge of achieving a more ... More >>

Climate change deal step towards stability

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 7:30 pm | BusinessNZ

The climate change agreement reached today is a step towards a more stable policy environment for business and communities, BusinessNZ says. More >>

NZ energy ranking highlights importance of Paris conference

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 11:44 am | BusinessNZ

NZ energy ranking highlights importance of Paris conference Climate change negotiators must clear global blockages to all countries achieving affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable energy, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council. The World Energy Council’s ... More >>

RMA changes could do some good

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:18 pm | BusinessNZ

Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says business is disappointed that the political landscape has made it impossible to change the Act substantively to make it more fit for its purpose of promoting sustainable development. More >>

Emissions trading review timely

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:47 am | BusinessNZ

Emissions trading review timely BusinessNZ has welcomed the review of the New Zealand emissions trading scheme announced today. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said it was important that the settings of the emissions trading scheme continued ... More >>

ACC levy-setting still poses risks

Friday, 30 October 2015, 10:53 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has applauded the proposed drop in ACC levies and increased clarity provided by the new Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Act. More >>

New report on NZ’s energy future to 2050

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 9:35 am | BusinessNZ

New report on NZ’s energy future to 2050 highlights future choices The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) today launches a new report - New Zealand Energy Scenarios: Navigating energy futures to 2050 – which outlines two different scenarios of what ... More >>

Better profitability and orders but barriers remain

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:38 am | BusinessNZ

Catherine Beard, Executive Director for ExportNZ says the annual ExportNZ survey shows exporters are feeling confident, expecting increasing profitability and rising orders in the next twelve months, but nearly half the respondents are facing tariff ... More >>

Government Decision to allow dumping gets balance wrong

Friday, 28 August 2015, 2:15 pm | BusinessNZ

Government Decision to allow dumping gets balance wrong BusinessNZ is disappointed the Government has failed to heed submissions and is allowing goods to be dumped in NZ if it is deemed to be in the “public interest”, via a new public interest ... More >>

David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council

Friday, 31 July 2015, 1:43 pm | BusinessNZ

David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council Former Finance Minister Hon David Caygill is to Chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council. Mr Caygill, former Electricity Commission chair, also chaired a ministerial inquiry into the New Zealand electricity ... More >>

BusinessNZ extends condolences to the family of Peter Conway

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 9:21 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ extends sincere condolences to the family of Peter Conway. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said Mr Conway was unfailingly constructive as an advocate in employment relations and highly respected by all who worked with him. ... More >>

ExportNZ helping exporters Go Global

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 2:57 pm | BusinessNZ

Kiwi exporters are in for a treat on Thursday next week as some of the country’s top exporters are getting together for one day of knowledge sharing at Eden Park Stadium. More >>

Innovation funding a boost to competitiveness

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 3:27 pm | BusinessNZ

An $80 million increase in funding for Growth Grants announced today will provide more incentives for companies to increase their research and development, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said. More >>

 

 

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