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Energy Monetary Stock Account: 1987–2001

The energy monetary stock account presents the environmental asset value of energy resources in New Zealand. New Zealand’s energy resources include non-renewable resources: coal, gas and oil; and renewable energy resources such as biogas, biomass (fuelwood), geothermal energy, hydro energy, solar energy and wind energy.

This report focuses on the concepts and methodology used to derive the energy stock estimates, and the stock tables themselves. The monetary stock accounting methodology gives a short description for each of the components used to produce the account. The asset values of non-renewable and renewable energy stocks are presented as balance sheets, with opening and closing stocks, and stock change. These balances are provided as an annual time series and can be used to analyse trends in utility and asset value of New Zealand’s energy resources.

New Zealand’s renewable (excluding heat generation) and non-renewable energy resources are valued using a Net Present Value (NPV) method, which attempts to estimate the ‘market value’ of energy resources. This is recommended by the System of Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA) and is used internationally for non-renewable energy resource valuation. As far as can be determined, this methodology has not previously been extended to valuations of renewable energy resources.

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