This blog is to introduce the research I am doing. This research came about after a recent survey, undertaken by Energy Cultures into small and medium businesses in New Zealand, identified (among other things) that many small business owners would not be interested in changing the way they use energy even if they would not
The Centre for Sustainability has joined forces with solarcity to establish the National Solar Laboratory (solarlab). Its mission: to conduct a comprehensive study into household solar energy usage to better inform and guide the nation towards a sustainable energy future.
solarcity’s multi-year initiative will explore how adopting photovoltaic systems (PV) and
As many previous Energy Cultures bloggers have noted, Dunedin suffers from some very energy inefficient housing which in turn causes financial and health related problems for occupants. I’m here in Dunedin for a month to do a study looking at why private landlords in the city tend not to invest in making their properties more efficient, warm
After many years focused on creative accounting, New Zealand is facing pressure to deliver emission reduction results… click here to read this New Zealand Herald article
The world it seems is falling in love with electric vehicles. While there is still a small base they are growing, both in numbers and variety. There is significant growth in electric vehicles, from small cars to big SUV’s and high performance sports cars, from electric bikes to scooters. They are also getting cheaper, and
To drive or not to drive, that is the question: generation Y research. (Click here to read blog)
The GREEN Grid project at the University of Canterbury’s Electrical Power Engineering Centre (EPEC) is an attempt to investigate the impact of photovoltaic (PV) solar power generation on low and medium voltage distribution networks. Colleagues from Canterbury’s department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Otago University’s marketing department and Centre for Sustainability.
Last week one of our collaborators, Mighty River Power sponsored an Auckland Council event with the key speaker Tony Seba a lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Stanford University. This provocative presentation about Clean Disruption in Transport highlights some interesting trends and his conclusions about where public / private transport is heading (and in his view heading there