New Zealand | Interim Hydrogen Roadmap
New Zealand is coming from a strong starting point, with a highly renewable electricity system New Zealanders can be proud of. Compared to many other countries, New Zealand’s energy sources are highly reliable, renewable, and affordable. The challenge now is to increase the share of renewable energy, while providing affordability and reliability.
The Government has already made substantial progress in decarbonising the New Zealand energy system, including through the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry programme, improvements we have underway to speed up consenting for new renewable generation, and the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme to reduce New Zealand’s energy use while providing healthier and more efficient homes. To further this work, I am now releasing a package of consultation papers, each addressing a different challenge in the energy transition.
The Interim Hydrogen Roadmap forms one part of a package of papers on the next phase of New Zealand’s energy transition. The Interim Hydrogen Roadmap sets out the Government’s initial thinking and the key opportunities we see for hydrogen as part of our energy transition. It provides an overview of the emerging hydrogen landscape in New Zealand, the actions the Government has taken to date to support hydrogen development and new commitments we are making.