New Zealand

2019 New Zealand Key Figures
Population: 5.00 million
GDP growth rate: 2.18 %/year
Energy independence: 77.9%
Total consumption/GDP:* 83.8 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 6.56 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.61%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is high, at 4 toe and around 8 000 kWh for electricity in 2019.

Between 2010 and 2014, energy consumption increased by 2.7%/year, and has remained relatively stable since then (20 Mtoe in 2019).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Renewables have a high share in total consumption (42% in 2019), of which 25% for geothermal, ...

New Zealand energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The crude oil and condensate production decreased between 2015 and 2019, from 2.1 Mt to 1.2 Mt. It decreased rapidly between 2009 and 2012 (-10%/year) and remained relatively stable between 2012 and 2015.

In 2018, the top 5 oil and condensate fields were Maari, Pohokura, Kupe, Maui, and Mangahewa. Maari has the biggest share (28%). Maui used to provide most of the oil production (55% ...

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 83% (primarily hydro and geothermal).

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 ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In 2019, the Government released its new energy and climate plan to become carbon neutral by 2050 (except for GHG emissions from the agricultural sector).

In its NDC submitted in 2016, the country commits to reduce its GHG emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. In 2018, total GHG emissions (without LULUCF) reached 79 MtCO2eq, i.e. 3% under their 2005 level (and 24% above ...

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