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Feebate could hit gas guzzlers and encourage electric vehicle use: report

Energy Cultures researcher Barry Barton has recently been interviewed by Stuff.co.nz on his project report with Peter Schuette, which looks at how to get more Kiwis into electric vehicles. http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/77605607/feebate-could-hit-gas-guzzlers-and-encourage-electric-vehicle-use-report.

Radio NZ National interview: Policy changes needed for bigger uptake of EV’s

As part of the Energy Cultures Project, Barry Barton energy and environment law expert from Waikato University led a comparative study with countries that have a high uptake of EVs, including Germany, the US and Norway. The study has analysed the incentives available overseas which lower the price of electric vehicles. There are

From the Warehouse to Your Door: Moving Goods

Traditional weekend visits to the local shops are bring increasingly replaced by virtual shopping trips. From clothes to electronics to food, online shopping has revolutionised our shopping practices: it is ‘the new retail reality’.

In 2012, 1.8 million New Zealanders made an online purchase. A study by the New Zealand Retailers Association found that online purchases

How are cyclists treated in the New Zealand legal system?

After a number of cyclist deaths in New Zealand, cycle advocates and policy makers alike have been pondering issues relating to the penalties imposed on motorists. There have been many press reports lately about stories of cyclist deaths and their bearing on their bereaved families and the subsequent public dismay as to how guilty motorists

Having driver’s licence no longer de rigueur- Otago Daily Times

Getting a driver’s licence is not the rite of passage it used to be, with young people increasingly going online rather than getting behind the wheel. (Click here to read full article)