The National Energy Research Institute is a Charitable Trust incorporated in New Zealand.
Our primary purpose is to enhance New Zealand's sustainability and to benefit the New Zealand community by stimulating, promoting, co-ordinating and supporting high-quality energy research and education within New Zealand.
The current priorities are:
- To help build a consensus over the energy research New Zealand needs in the medium-term. We are addressing this by developing an energy research strategy and working to organise funding for this. Once this has been realised we will help organise research programmes required to give effect to the strategy.
- To promote areas of energy R&D where New Zealand is particularly strong, and give easy access to energy related papers authored or published by New Zealanders.
A medium-term priority is to help local energy research groups strengthen their international links.
It has established three classes of membership: sustaining members, ordinary members and association members. In addition it has a number of supporters that contribute in various ways.
Together the members and supporters form a stakeholder group to provide advice, guidance and feedback to the Trustees.