energy

Labour’s dodgy drilling policy avoids climate reality

by Bryan Walker July 17, 2014

In his interview on TV3’s The Nation last weekend David Shearer declared a Labour Party policy on oil and gas drilling which, like the Government’s, fails to confront the reality of climate change. Drilling will continue. The approval processes will be improved, the regulations will be tight, the money gained will be used well, but […]

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TDB Today: Generation Zero’s Clean Energy campaign

by Gareth May 7, 2014

My post at The Daily Blog this week ignores all the political kerfuffle surrounding milk-stained cabinet ministers taking holidays from twitter, and focusses on a new report from non-partisan young climate activist group Generation Zero: A Challenge To Our Leaders – Why New Zealand needs a Clean Energy Plan. It’s an impressive piece of work, […]

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TDB Today: Facing the future – no Bridges too far

by Gareth March 26, 2014

In my post at The Daily Blog today — Facing the future – no Bridges too far — I take a look at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s latest information paper about the need to move New Zealand to a green economy. There’s a yawning gulf between the rational world view embodied in the […]

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The Doha Gateway: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair

by cindy December 11, 2012
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Dear Negotiators…

by cindy November 30, 2012

Guest Post by Sam Sharp, a member of the NZ Youth Delegation in Doha  This morning I stood with 40 other youth from all around the world to represent the voices of 1.5 billion youth who are not directly represented here at the climate change negotiations in Doha. We stood for one and a half hours, […]

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Grand final: Sustainable Energy NZ #16 – counting up the dollars and sense

by Oliver Bruce November 19, 2012

Welcome to the sixteenth and final post in the Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air – A New Zealand Perspective series. To recap, we started with a bit of energy accounting and worked out that Kiwi’s use around 88 kWh/d/p (methodology for what the kWh/d/p means is here), and that of this, about 33kWh/d/p came from […]

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Sustainable Energy NZ #15: Keeping it lean and mean – a summary of energy use.

by Oliver Bruce November 13, 2012

Welcome to the fiftheenth post in the Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air – A New Zealand Perspective series. After our previous posts on hydro power, geothermal and wind (and a summary on the big three), solar, biofuels, marine and waste energy, we’re now attempting to answer the question: How can we achieve a BIG reduction in our personal and national energy consumption? Remember, as before, the […]

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Sustainable Energy NZ #14 – how much energy hides in food and ‘stuff’

by Oliver Bruce November 8, 2012

Welcome to the fourteenth post in the Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air – A New Zealand Perspective series. After our previous posts on hydro power, geothermal and wind (and a summary on the big three), solar, biofuels, marine and waste energy, we’re now looking at answering the question: How can we achieve a BIG reduction in our personal and national energy consumption? Remember, as before, the units are […]

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Sustainable Energy NZ #13 – making light work of savings at home

by Oliver Bruce November 7, 2012

Welcome to the thirteenth post in the Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air – A New Zealand Perspective series. After our previous posts on hydro power, geothermal and wind (and a summary on the big three), solar, biofuels, marine and waste energy, we’re now looking at answering the question: How can we achieve a BIG reduction in our personal and national energy consumption? We covered the breakdown […]

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Sustainable Energy NZ #12 – do Kiwis have to be flightless?

by Oliver Bruce November 6, 2012

Welcome to the twelfth post in the Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air – A New Zealand Perspective series. We’ll be changing gears here from our previous posts on hydro power, geothermal and wind (and a summary on the big three), solar, biofuels, marine and waste energy. From here on out we’ll be attempting to answer the question: How can we achieve a BIG reduction in our […]

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