Dr Mike Hopkins, CEO of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand, has worked in the energy sector in New Zealand and the UK with clients covering generation, retailing, transmission, distribution and clearing market functions. He believes efficiency, productivity and capacity building is the key to addressing climate change and shaping the future of New Zealand businesses in a future low emissions economy.
Energy efficiency is a critical component of corporate strategies and needs to be on the agenda of all employees. With an increasing focus on sustainability and carbon footprints in the Boardroom, understanding energy consumption and effective energy management is no longer just about cost saving. It’s now about showing stakeholders that a company is being managed sustainably, both financially and environmentally.