In August 2020, the Government announced a new fund to trial renewable energy technologies on M?ori and public housing. This is part of a suite of new government initiatives to improve energy affordability and create warm, healthy and energy efficient homes. The $28 million M?ori and Public Housing Renewable Energy Fund has been established to trial small-scale renewable energy technologies. The funding will be allocated to selected projects over 4 years until mid-2024 through an open application process.