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In New Zealand and around the world, systems of energy production and consumption are changing.  New techologies, changing consumer needs and expectations, new forms of data management, new business models, and new approaches to efficiency and productivity are coming together to drive significant change in energy systems.  The increasing imperative for a low-carbon future will also increasingly shape our energy future.

These changes will affect households, businesses, transport, electricity networks, and the types of energy we use, and open up new opportunities for innovation.

At the Centre for Sustainability we carry out interdisciplinary research on these energy transitions, bringing together teams of people with expertise in technologies, economics, business, policy, social research, system dynamics and other fields.  We see energy as much more than a technical matter – we’re interested in energy behaviour, business opportunities, mobility, energy systems, and how to help stimulate change for a low-carbon energy future.

This site profiles the Energy Cultures, GREEN Grid and Lighting Vanuatu research programmes.

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6jul - 7jul 68:45 am- 5:00 pmEnergy Cultures International Conference 20168:45 am - 5:00 pm (7) 4 Taranaki St, WellingtonMAC's Function Centre Event Organized By: Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago
8jul9:30 am- 4:30 pmReframing the Energy System – IEA DSM Task 24 WorkshopTask 24 Workshop following Energy Cultures 2 conference9:30 am - 4:30 pm MBIE WellingtonEvent Organized By: International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Programme’s (IEA-DSM) Task 24
4aug4:00 pm- 5:00 pmOERC Seminar "Policy settings, house structure and home warmth”4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 563 Castle Street, DunedinSeminar Room, Centre for Sustainability,Event Organized By: Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC)

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Research Collaborators

Synergia Waikato UniversityEPE Centre

Funded By

Ministry of Business Innovations & Employment

Co-Funders

Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority Ministry of TransportMercury Energy
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