About the series

Bringing together some of the world’s most respected thinkers and commentators, we hope to inform debate and challenge current paradigms around the use and exploitation of fossil fuels.

The fortunes of the world’s human population, for better or for worse, are inextricably interrelated with the use that is made of energy resources.

M King Hubbert, Geoscientist

Global demand for energy resources is at an all-time high, driven by a changing world, an increasing global population and economic growth that requires ever more fossil fuels. Competition for resources will only continue to intensify, and is likely to be marked by increased political and economic instability. As resource and production challenges increase, carbon emissions – primarily from fossil fuel consumption – are also rising. They are widely considered to be a major contributor to climate change with potentially dire consequences for our planet.

Policies to deal with these challenges have been proposed, but are they the right policies? What more can be done? What should New Zealand do?

Energy Matters brings together some of the world’s most-respected thinkers, consultants and commentators to inform the debate on these issues – deepening understanding of the dynamics at play, fostering the development of policies that will not only address New Zealand’s needs effectively, but also enabling the country to contribute to meeting this global challenge.

Partners and supporters

The Energy Education Trust of New Zealand

The University of Auckland Business School gratefully acknowledges the Energy Education Trust of New Zealand for their support of tertiary education and research in disciplines relevant to New Zealand’s present and emerging energy needs.

The largest provider of philanthropic support for Energy Education in New Zealand, the Trust funds:

  • The Energy Education Trust Chair in Energy and Resource Economics
  • The Business School’s Energy Centre
  • The ‘Energy Matters Speaker Series’
  • Postgraduate scholarships and research scholarships

The Energy Education Trust funds a wide array of energy projects and offers 15 scholarships of $5,000 each to undergraduate and honours year students at all participating New Zealand universities.

For more information, please visit the EETNZ website.