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Statistics NZ release business energy use survey results

posted Oct 15, 2010, 1:46 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Oct 15, 2010, 2:34 PM ]
"The survey results published today are for the 2009 financial year and cover the manufacturing, electricity, gas, water and waste services, construction, retail trade, wholesale trade, and transport industries. They are part of a three-year cycle to show energy use across the entire economy. For the 2008 financial year primary industries were covered, while for 2010 the survey will look at the service industries"

"The survey asked businesses to indicate what energy saving initiatives they currently had in place and the areas of the business where they could reduce energy usage, as well as priorities relating to energy management. The most common initiative was monitoring energy use or cost, with over half of respondents stating this. One-third of respondents stated they had no energy saving initiatives in place. Almost one-third of businesses reported they had no possibility for further energy savings. One-quarter saw transport as the greatest opportunity for energy saving. The other common areas where people saw opportunity for savings were electronics, appliances, or lighting (13 percent), and space heating (10 percent)"

Also see survey result tables:
Table 1: Energy use (by fuel type and industry) [breakdown for electricity]
Table 6: Energy saving initiatives (by industry)
Table 7: Areas where less energy could be used (by industry)
Table 8: Energy saving areas for priority (by industry)