The 3rd October 2019 saw the launch of Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand in Wellington, NZ. The new organisation has picked up the challenge of helping New Zealand transition to a low emissions economy by providing training and accreditation in the rapidly growing energy efficiency and carbon reduction sector.

The new body was launched by NZ’s Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw, to a select gathering of members, partners and dignitaries at the Kumutoto Function Centre, Wellington.

The new body emerges from the Energy Management Association of New Zealand, which has been driving efficiency improvements in energy use since 1993. Speaking at the launch, CEP Chair, Yvonne Gilmore, said: “CEP gives New Zealand businesses a pathway to carbon reduction solutions through its members, partners and training programmes and will play an integral part in delivering a low emissions economy.”