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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 -- 17 September 2016. Posted here on the Members' Views page.

SEF Annual General Meeting 4.30pm Thursday 25 August in Wellington.

The Climate Change Papers (see the Climate Change page) are updated as new information becomes available. Papers 3, 6 and 14 have just been updated.

EnergyWatch issue 77 now online1 July 2016.

EnergyWatch issue 76 now online2 April 2016.

EnergyWatch issue 75 now online25 November 2015.

SEF & ESR Climate Change Paper 17 now online18 Nov 2015.

EnergyWatch issue 74 now online30 September 2015.

EnergyWatch issue 73 now online20 June 2014.

SEF & ESR Climate Change Papers now online19 April 2014.


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