This week's Just Transition Summit in Taranaki will give the Government an opportunity to frontfoot its ambitious energy goals.

The two-day conference has some big names including filmmakers and environmental advocates James and Suzy Cameron, Midnight Oil musician/environmentalist/former Australian environment minister Peter Garrett. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is scheduled to speak among others including academics, company chiefs, unions, iwi, and - in keeping with the times - high school students.

Expect to hear more from Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods than last week when the Government announced another 2200sq km of land being opened up for oil and