Country:New Zealand
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2006
Date Ended:2008
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Lighting
Agency:Lighting Council of New Zealand

From 2006 - 2012 the Electricity Commission, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Lighting Council of New Zealand (LCNZ) participated in a multi-agency group called the Lighting Efficiency Stakeholder Group, which develops programmes to increase the efficiency of the nations lighting installations.

The Lighting Efficiency Stakeholder Group was tasked with developing a national strategy for efficient lighting, representing interests from the lighting industry, the greater public and the Commission, EECA and LCNZ. One such initiative established by the group was the Efficient Lighting Programme - an integrated approach consisting of four fundamentals: Training, Financial Awareness, Information and Awareness. Other programmes include RightLight, an information programme at point of sale, which encourages consumers to replace inefficient lightbulbs with energy efficient CFL brands (see separate entry).  The programme also includes information on road lighting through a designated road lighting webpage.  In addition, Lighting Financial Assistance is provided which provides subsidies to householders and to businesses to install efficient CFL lighting.

While many of the programmes are ongoing, the group has now been disestablished, having served its purpose to develop a lighting strategy.

Related policies:Electricity Levy to Support CFL Installation , Efficient Lighting Strategy , Right Light - Consumer Efficient Lighting Campaign

Last modified: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:11:36 CEST