Sharechat Logo

Households Continue to Drive Energy Demand

-Press Release

Thursday 21st June 2007

Text too small?
In 2005, households accounted for nearly 32% of New Zealand's total energy demand, according to a report released today by Statistics New Zealand.

According to the report Energy and the Economy: 1997-2005, this makes them the largest consumer of energy.

Most of the energy used by households during this period was in the form of petrol for private motor vehicles (57%).

The second-largest energy consumer was the transport and storage industry, which accounted for nearly 25% of total energy demand.

The report Energy and the Economy: 1997-2005 reviews the energy used by households, government and industry for the period 1997 to 2005 and the links to economic activity.

From 1997 to 2005, New Zealand's total energy demand increased by nearly 22%, while economic activity, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), increased by 28%.

These results suggest that the growth of New Zealand's economy is becoming less reliant on energy use.

However, the results also showed that New Zealand is still dependant on non-renewable energy sources (such as coal and petroleum) which make up 82% of total energy demand.

The report Energy and the Economy: 1997-2005 and associated tables are available on the Statistics New Zealand website (www.stats.govt.nz).

This report is part of an environmental series measuring the reliance of our economy on natural resources.

  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

NZ dollar headed for 1.3% weekly gain on expectations of a Fed rate cut
RBNZ knock-back gives Resolution chance to low-ball AMP - Jarden
Rail hubs may not boost Napier Port log trade
O'Connor looks to overhaul Biosecurity Act, improve animal tracing
Denton Morrell undefended at liquidation hearing
Contact steam to heat Norske Skog pellet business secured
Air NZ to amend booking engine after lawyer’s complaint
Ross McEwan to take helm at NAB
KPMG says bank capital proposals will wreck havoc on dairy farmers
Mild weather saps Vector's June-qtr volumes

IRG See IRG research reports