Energy Federation set to unite with BusinessNZ
15 June 2012
The Energy Federation of New Zealand (EFNZ) is set to further strengthen its ties with
’s business community with a proposal to join forces with BusinessNZ. Following discussions with BusinessNZ, the board of the Energy Federation plans to put the proposal before members at the AGM on 12 July.
The Chair of the Energy Federation, Dr Rob Whitney, says he believes the move is necessary to better support the Energy Federation’s growing activity programme.
“We have been increasingly concerned that the existing membership and subscription arrangements are becoming unsuitable to support the Energy Federation’s activities, especially in its role as the
branch of the World Energy Council (WEC).
“We will be recommending at the AGM that this proposal goes ahead, with a plan of action for the next 12 months. BusinessNZ is committed to maintaining the EFNZ/WEC brand in an appropriate form, and our linking will take EFNZ activities to a wider audience, and enable
to participate more actively in the WEC’s work programme, providing much more value for our members and for the community out of WEC activities, programmes, and information.”
Many EFNZ members are already part of BusinessNZ’s networks, which include major companies, employers, manufacturers, regional chambers of commerce, and industry associations including those in the energy sector. The advocacy group has long championed policies leading to international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic, and environmental legislation; compliance and tax levels that foster growth and investment; innovation and skills development; and an environment fostering the production of high-value goods and services.
Phil O’Reilly, Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, is the invited speaker at the EFNZ’s AGM. For more information please see our Events page or contact Cito Gazo.
CRL Energy, through energy engineer Cito Gazo, has provided the Secretariat for the Energy Federation since 2002.
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