New Zealand

2016 New Zealand Key Figures
Population: 4.69 million
GDP growth rate: 3.95 %/year
Energy independence: 78.6%
Total consumption/GDP:* 97.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 7.09 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.82%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is high, at 4.4 toe and around 8 400 kWh for electricity in 2016.

Between 2010 and 2015, energy consumption has been increasing by 2.4%/year, reaching 21 Mtoe. It remained relatively stable in 2016.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Geothermal power has a high share in total consumption (25% in 2016). The share of oil ...

New Zealand energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The crude oil and condensate production decreased between 2015 and 2017, from 2.1 Mt to 1.6 Mt. Before that, it decreased rapidly between 2009 and 2012 (-10%/year) and subsequently remained relatively stable at around 2 Mt between 2012 and 2015.

In 2017, the top 5 oil and condensate fields were Maari, Pohokura, Kuper, Maui, and Mangahewa. Maari has the biggest share (28%). Maui used ...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

NZEECS 2017-2022 has set a renewable energy target of 90% for electricity by 2025, compared to the current 80%.

Through the National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation (NPS REG), which took effect in 2011 and which is scheduled to end in 2021, councils have to make provisions for renewable electricity and amend the regional policy statements as necessary for the ...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC submitted in 2016, the country commits to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. The Ministry of Environment also set long-term reduction target of 50% of GHG emissions by 2050.

In 2015, total GHG emissions (without LULUCF) reached 80 MtCO2eq, i.e. 3% under their 2005 level and 24% above their 1990 level.

CO2 emissions from energy ...

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