Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Amendment Regulations 2014

2014/365

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Amendment Regulations 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of December 2014

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 163 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following regulations, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

  • (b) on the recommendation of the Minister for Climate Change Issues made after complying with the requirements in sections 163(5) and 166(1) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 4 March 2015.

3 Application
  • These regulations apply from 31 December 2014.

4 Principal regulations
5 Regulation 35 amended (Method of calculating emissions from producing aluminium)
6 Schedule 2 amended
  • (1) In Schedule 2, table 6, item relating to Kawerau II, replace 0.0286 with 0.0194.

    (2) In Schedule 2, table 6, item relating to Kawerau Industrial, replace 0.0286 with 0.0194.

    (3) In Schedule 2, table 6, item relating to Kawerau KA24, replace 0.0286 with 0.0194.

    (4) In Schedule 2, table 6, item relating to Mokai I and II, replace 0.0088 with 0.0052.

    (5) In Schedule 2, table 6, after the item relating to Mokai I and II, insert:

     Nga Awa Purua 0.0176 tCO2e/t steam

    (6) In Schedule 2, table 6, item relating to Ngawha I and II, replace 0.2223 with 0.0930.

    (7) In Schedule 2, replace table 10 with the table 10 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
Table 10 of Schedule 2 replaced

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Table 10
Mining or purchasing natural gas

Class Emissions factor Unit
Kaimiro 54.60 tCO2e/TJ
Kapuni 53.89 tCO2e/TJ
Kapuni LTS 85.90 tCO2e/TJ
Kowhai 53.34 tCO2e/TJ
Kupe 54.13 tCO2e/TJ
Maari 51.63 tCO2e/TJ
Mangahewa 53.31 tCO2e/TJ
Maui 52.37 tCO2e/TJ
McKee 53.59 tCO2e/TJ
Ngatoro 54.60 tCO2e/TJ
Pohokura 53.77 tCO2e/TJ
Rimū/Kauri 52.10 tCO2e/TJ
TWN 52.78 tCO2e/TJ
Turangi 55.03 tCO2e/TJ
National average (2012 year) 53.53 tCO2e/TJ

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations amend the Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations 2009 (the principal regulations). The regulations—

  • correct the figure J (the global warming potential for CF4) in the formula for calculating emissions from producing aluminium set out in regulation 35(1) of the principal regulations:

  • amend the default emission factors for geothermal fluid prescribed in table 6 in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations to take account of changes in geothermal fluid emissions:

  • add the Nga Awa Purua geothermal field to table 6 in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations:

  • amend the default emission factors for classes of mined or purchased natural gas prescribed in table 10 in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations to take account of changes in gas emissions:

  • add the Kowhai and Maari gas fields to table 10 in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations.

The regulations come into force on 4 March 2015, but apply from 31 December 2014 because section 166(3) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 provides that regulations made under section 163 of that Act may come into force no earlier than 3 months after the date of their notification in the Gazette, while section 163(3) of that Act allows the regulations to apply in respect of a period after any particular date within the year in which they are made.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 December 2014.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.