government regulation

Discussion paper

19 Oct 2018

This paper outlines proposed reforms to the water resource regulatory framework and shows how different elements might fit together to provide a comprehensive and contemporary management framework.

Fact sheet

15 Sep 2018

In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.

The paper summarises an evaluation of relevant literature. Although the...

Guide

4 Jun 2018

Residential and commercial buildings accounted for over 2,000 Million Metric Tons (MMT) of carbon equivalent emissions and 40% of the total energy consumed in the United States in 2016. New construction and major renovations in buildings have a long-term impact on emissions as many of...

Guide

Fifth edition
1 Jun 2018

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and the former Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) developed this Handbook to assist users with the application and understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One energy efficiency provisions.

The objective...

Report

12 Mar 2018

This report argues that government regulation and subsidies are driving up the prices of key household expenditure items and putting strain on family budgets.

Guide

Second edition
1 Mar 2018

This Handbook is targeted at designers, energy analysts, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and other specialist designers who are familiar with energy analysis software used to model the annual energy consumption of a building. The purpose of the document is to enhance practitioner awareness of NCC...

Guide

1 Mar 2018

The Performance Requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) can be met using either a Performance Solution or a Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) Solution or a combination of both solutions. The following demonstrates the performance based design process that should be used in conjunction with the Development...

Policy report

Fisheries project
4 Dec 2017

This report addresses the issue of depletion of recreational fishing stocks in New Zealand.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

In 2014 the New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry on regulatory institutions and practices concluded that ‘The performance of New Zealand’s regulatory system is in need of improvement – in particular around developing and maintaining the capability needed to effectively implement regulation and the need to...

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article tackles the contentious subject of whether regulated entities (those who are required to comply with the law) are ‘customers’ of the agencies that are regulating them. Does it matter what they are called?

Journal

13 Nov 2017

This special issue of Policy Quarterly has five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand, five articles on various topical policy issues from a range of (mostly academic) contributors, and three articles based on student research internships.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Examines the quality of the New Zealand regulatory system with a focus on economic aspects of regulation and on the high-level design factors that ensure that our regulatory mechanisms are fit for purpose, and remain fit for purpose.

Journal article

8 May 2017

The article discusses the mechanics, influences and principles of good regulatory decision making in New Zealand.

Discussion paper

4 May 2017

Summary

• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.

• On...

Case study

1 Nov 2016

The European Union is facing a double challenge: increasing building renovation rates while aiming at achieving “deep renovations”. Increasing the current EU renovation rate from 1.2% per annum to 2-3% is essential to meet both the EU 2020 targets and the commitment undertaken in Paris...

Overview

 

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