Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 14
Date of assent15 May 2000
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

4 Act binds the Crown

5 Purpose

6 Sustainability principles

Ministerial responsibilities

7 Responsibilities of Minister

National energy efficiency and conservation strategy

8 Preparation and issue of initial strategy

9 Ongoing obligation to ensure strategy in place

Contents and term of strategy

10 Purpose and contents of strategy

11 Consistency with national policy statements

12 Term of strategy

Procedure for implementing strategy

13 Preparation of draft strategy

14 Approval of draft strategy by Minister if draft prepared by Authority

15 Public notice of draft strategy

16 Submissions on draft strategy

17 Publication of strategy

Replacing or amending strategy

18 Replacement strategy

19 Amendments to strategy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

20 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

21 Functions

22 Powers

23 Authority to comply with Government policy and Minister's directions [Repealed]

24 Membership of Authority

25 Eligibility for appointment as member of Authority

26 Resignation from office [Repealed]

27 Appointment of chairperson and deputy chairperson [Repealed]

28 Exercise of chairperson's functions, powers, and duties by deputy chairperson [Repealed]

29 Authority deemed to be public authority [Repealed]

30 Annual report on performance [Repealed]

31 Further provisions applying to Authority

32 Transfer of employees

33 Protection of terms and conditions of employment

34 Continuity of employment

35 No compensation for technical redundancy


36 Regulations

37 Incorporation of material by reference

38 Confidentiality of information

39 Offence

Related amendments to other Acts


40 Amendment to Ombudsmen Act 1975 [Repealed]

41 Amendment to Official Information Act 1982 [Repealed]

42 Amendment to Public Finance Act 1989 [Repealed]

Provisions relating to Authority

Reprint notes