Country:New Zealand
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support>Institutional creation
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Legal References:Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act was adopted by the House of Representatives of New Zealand in 2000 and entered into force in 2001. The Act underlines the importance of renewable energy sources with the development of biomass, wind, solar, small hydro and other technologies. The Act also provided for the establishment of mandatory energy performance standards for energy-using products such as appliances, equipment and vehicles.

Related policies:Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

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