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The Sustainable Energy Forum (SEF) is a group of individuals and corporate organisations promoting information and supporting action which will help move New Zealand towards a sustainable energy future.

The object of SEF is to promote the transition towards a sustainable energy system in New Zealand. SEF defines a sustainable energy system as being "the sourcing, transformation , use and management of energy in a manner which improves social well-being, while conserving physical resources, maintaining the integrity of ecosystems, and avoiding the transfer of costs to future generations."

SEF promotes this transition in various ways, including preparing submissions and media statements, an electronic energy news and discussion group, its quarterly publication EnergyWatch, and organising conferences and seminars.

Individuals, small energy businesses, institutions, and corporations with an interest in and commitment to sustainable energy are welcome to join the Sustainable Energy Forum. Please see the Membership page for further details.

SEF Headlines

Crude oil price review updated -- 31 January 2015. Posted here on the Members' Views page.

EnergyWatch issue 73 now online – 20 June 2014.

SEF & ESR Climate Change Papers now online – 19 April 2014.

EnergyWatch issue 72 now online – 2 April 2014.

EnergyWatch issue 71 now online – 1 March 2014.

EnergyWatch issue 70 now online – 10 November 2013.

Energy vs. Climate – defining the problem. Presentation by Steve Goldthorpe -- posted 17 September 2013. Posted here on the Members' Views page.

EnergyWatch issue 69 now online – 17 June 2013.


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