Bioenergy Association regularly makes submissions on those issues affecting bioenergy and energy in general in New Zealand. View and download generic bioenergy or energy submissions below. Special topic submissions can be found on the topic websites Biogas, Liquid biofuels and Wood energy.
Generic bioenergy / energy issues
Proposed revised Rotorua Air Quality Control Bylaw (June 2017) - The Bioenergy Association supports retaining the current Rotorua Lakes District bylaw with some amendment. The Bioenergy Association takes seriously the necessity to reduce emissions to air and supports the adoption of controllable renewable energy based heating that allows achievement of high quality air emission standards. Read more here >>
Oral submission in support of ratification of Paris Climate Change Agreement (Sept 2016) - The Bioenergy Association supports the ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and believes that the targets proposed by the Government are achievable without resort to the purchase of the international emission trading units, provided that there is a decisive programme of complementary measures led by Government. Read more here>>
NZ ETS Review 2015/2016 consultation (Feb 2016) - The Bioenergy Association is concerned that Govt is focusing only on the ETS and is not addressing all the opportunities available to reduce GHGs. The ETS is only one of the tools available and Bioenergy Association members would like to see Govt step back and develop a Plan of Action for Achieving GHG Emission Reduction Targets. Read more here>>
Oral submission - Canterbury Air Regional Plan Hearing (Oct 2015) - The Bioenergy Association supports the adoption of science based policy and takes seriously the necessity to reduce emissions to air. It is concerned, however, that much of the policy developed by the Canterbury Regional Council with regard to emissions to air has been draconian and simplistic rather than addressing the issue in a more pragmatic manner. Read full submission>>
Submission - Setting New Zealand's post-2020 climate change target (June 2015) - to achieve the targets the Bioenergy Association strongly encourages the Government to produce a roadmap setting out the initiatives which will be used to achive the respective targets. The Association would be pleased to contribute to the development of the roadmap. Read full submission>>
Submission to Government on its Climate Change Target discussion paper (May 2015) - the Minister for Climate Change Issues, Hon Tim Groser, has announced public consultation on New Zealand's post-2020 international climate change target under the United nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read the media release.