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EnergyWatch issue 79 – July 2017

EnergyWatch 79 was distributed to SEF members in July 2017. EnergyWatch 79 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • Ten Key Sustainable Energy Issues for New Zealand
  • When is an EV not and EV? When it is a PHEV
  • The 30c/litre myth
  • Too good to be true?
  • Retention of our zero-emission trolley buses is a political issue
  • Wrightspeed technology
  • Low-End Torque in Practice
  • De-electrification of the NIMT
  • Green Party Energy Policy
  • Electricity pricing controversies transmission pricing, solar tax, and low fixed charges
  • Future Wood Burners
  • Notice of AGM and forum
  • SEF submission on the replacement energy efficiency and conservation
  • Neil’s Oil Price Chart
  • Join our Sustainable Energy Forum News and Discussion Group

 

 

PDF (~577KB)

EnergyWatch issue 78 – January 2017

EnergyWatch 78 was distributed to SEF members in January 2017. EnergyWatch 78 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • Light rail for New Zealand?
  • Repentance and redemption vs Indulgence
  • Is the NZ ETS fit for purpose
  • 2016 Status of Electric vehicles
  • Contribution of EVs to emission reduction
  • Going the wrong way on NZ’s motorways
  • Neil’s Oil Price Chart

 

 

PDF (~852KB)

EnergyWatch issue 77 – June 2016

EnergyWatch 77 was distributed to SEF members in June 2016. EnergyWatch 77 contents include:

  • Background
  • Are Consumers Frustrated?
  • Domination of Power Sector by Incumbents
  • Regulatory Intervention
  • Myths of the Market
  • Institutional Obfuscation
  • Technology & Climate Change
  • Recent NZ Initiatives

 

 

PDF (~510KB)

EnergyWatch issue 76 – March 2016

EnergyWatch 76 was distributed to SEF members in March 2016. EnergyWatch 76 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • The Dynamics of Electricity storage by John Irving
  • IEA review of NZ energy policies stirs controversy by Molly Melhuish
  • Fonterra clean energy shift not so simple
  • A Contrary View by Jeanette Fitzsimons
  • Building a local sustainable energy agenda?
  • Rail in New Zealand (an opportunity being missed) by Kerry Wood
  • Neil’s Oil Price Chart
  • Join our Sustainable Energy Forum News and Discussion Group

 

 

PDF (~481KB)

EnergyWatch issue 75 – November 2015

EnergyWatch 75 was distributed to SEF members in November 2015. EnergyWatch 75 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • CCS is a vital contributor to achieving the <2°C target
  • The extent of CCS required
  • Status of CCS technology components
  • Potential for Very Deep Ocean Storage of CO2 off Indonesia – A Discussion Paper
  • The Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference
  • Neil’s Oil Price Chart
  • Join our Sustainable Energy Forum News and Discussion Group

 

 

PDF (~573KB)

EnergyWatch issue 74 – September 2015

EnergyWatch 74 was distributed to SEF members in September 2015. EnergyWatch 74 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • SEF Submission on Climate Change Consultation
  • A briefing to MfE on a GHG emission reduction plan for New Zealand
  • The Green Party Emission Reduction Plan
  • SEF submission on proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan (pCARP)
  • The on-going saga of the New Zealand Solar Hot Water Industry by Eric Jansseune
  • Greenhouse gas emission implications of switching from coal to gas as the NZ dry year backup electricity supply system
  • Neil's Oil Price Chart
  • Join our Sustainable Energy Forum News and Discussion Group

 

 

PDF (~1.05MB)

EnergyWatch issue 73 – June 2014

EnergyWatch 73 was distributed to SEF members in June 2014. EnergyWatch 73 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • Obituaries
  • Failed crony capitalist electricity market
  • Tight electricity regulation is the only sensible option
  • Road Transport
  • Rail and Sea Transport
  • NZ’s emission trading scheme – fixing NS’s neutered carbon price
  • Proper support required for solar hot water heating
  • Regulators in denial of the existence of clean burning wood systems
  • Transition of the city – urban form metabolism product development and profit
  • The future role for smart grids and networks in our electricity system.
  • Drill Baby Drill! with light-handed regulation of oil and gas
  • Neil’s Oil Price Chart
  • Join our Sustainable Energy Forum News and Discussion Group

 

 

PDF (~446KB)

EnergyWatch issue 72 – March 2014

EnergyWatch 72 was distributed to SEF members in March 2014. EnergyWatch 72 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • A Bigger Picture Issue
  • Costs overshadow virtues of switching to solar
  • Rebuttal in defence of PV power
  • What price for PV surplus
  • A UK Perspective
  • Numbers from Germany
  • PV Power cost reduction

 

 

PDF (~365KB)

EnergyWatch issue 71 – February 2014

EnergyWatch 71 was distributed to SEF members in February 2014. EnergyWatch 71 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • Seven Things Everyone Thinks They Know about Energy – that just ain't so.
  • More on peak oil
  • Some New Directions for Transport Policy
  • Seven linked articles by Kerry Wood
    1. For Starters
    2. RoNS and Rationality
    3. RoNS, WEBs and Agglomeration
    4. Better value than RoNS?
      1. 4.1: Cycle Provision
      2. 4.2: Clifford Bay and the Interislander
    5. Saving Rail
    6. A Shipping Revolution
    7. What Transport Policy?
  • Smart transport visions for Auckland and Wellington
  • Neil's Oil Price Chart

 

 

PDF (~778KB)

EnergyWatch issue 70 – November 2013

EnergyWatch 70 was distributed to SEF members in November 2013. EnergyWatch 70 contents include:

  • Editorial
  • SEF Seminar – August 2013
  • Turkey – Sustainable Energy Observations and some NZ Implications
  • Chinese Overtures to CCS
  • Regulatory Failures
  • SEF AGM
  • Smarter Grid Solutions for Constrained Networks
  • The Importance of Methane
  • Transport Choices for Wellington
  • Will the "American Way of shale oil and gas" fundamentally change the energy sector
  • Neil's Oil Price Chart
  • Join our Sustainable Energy Forum News and Discussion Group

 

 

PDF (~638KB)

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