There is huge potential for electric vehicles in New Zealand because of our vast renewable energy sources. From a sustainability perspective, this is quite important, as it could offer a way to reduce our carbon emissions. Transport consumes the most energy in New Zealand. In fact, over a third of all energy consumption in the
New Zealand could park a significant chunk of its carbon emissions by focusing on transport, but it’s a journey that’s only just beginning Tom McKinlay reports.
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
Physicist Emeritus Professor Gerry Carrington , lead author on Royal Society of New Zealand’s recent paper on Facing the Future: Towards a Green Economy for New Zealand, was recently interviewed by Shane Gallagher and Samuel Mann on Otago Access
Recruitment drive for non-drivers and non-car owners!
As part of the Energy Cultures research programme, we are conducting research into generation Y’s travel behaviours. For this research we require participants who:
o Have grown up in Dunedin (especially ages 14-20)
o Either, not have their drivers licence (or only learners) OR have a licence but have decided not to own a