This Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy is in line with the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021.
Its main objective is to develop an "energy productive and low emissions economy".
The targets under this Strategy are:
1.Decrease in industrial emissions intensity (kg CO2-e/$ Real GDP) of at least one per cent per annum on average between 2017 and 2022.
2. Electric vehicles make up 2% of the vehicle fleet by the end of 2021.
3. 90% of electricity will be generated from renewable sources by 2025 (in an average hydrological year), providing security of supply is maintained.
Contrary to the previous New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2011–2016, this current strategy does not include any energy intensity target.