Renewables

Aotearoa has long held a global advantage courtesy of its green electricity — but it’s high time we shared that renewable advantage across our whole energy economy.

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Hettie Morrison

Advantage champion

Hettie works in London with the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape working together to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions future. She works in particular on engagement and policy outreach, aiming to disseminate the ETC messaging and analysis as broadly as possible. She holds degrees in law and international relations from Otago and Victoria University

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What the RUC?

By Dan Kahn7th of September 2020

Featured image credit – Ben Haggar //  The transport sector makes up about 20% of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and rapid industry-wide reductions are crucial to achieve a…

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Electrification of our economy will deliver profound benefits for consumers, jobs and climate – but we need a plan and fast

By Alison Andrew24th of June 2020

New Zealand faces a unique opportunity to transform our economy through using our renewable electricity resources to replace fossil fuels. The benefits of electrification promise to be profound for consumers;…

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The economic viability of green electrolytic hydrogen

By Bob Beth4th of April 2019

Bob Beth looks at current global trends around hydrogen generation from renewable energy, and drills into the benefits and opportunities for Aotearoa New Zealand to take a policy leadership role…

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NZ Post – Delivering a Sustainable Future

By David Walsh30th of May 2018

Our Purpose at NZ Post is to ‘Deliver what people care about’. We have a large group of stakeholders including our customers, people, shareholders and the communities in which we…

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Building an electric fleet

By Matt Philp29th of May 2018

Slowly but surely, New Zealand businesses are turning their minds to electrifying their fleets. Some are already on their way: in 2016, 30 of our biggest companies pledged to transform…

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From Think Big to think small

By John Campbell21st of March 2018

It’s getting tickly now – squeaky-bum time, I call it. These are the now famous words, for football followers at least, of Sir Alex Ferguson, as his  Manchester United team…

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Charge Smart – Charging EVs with Solar

By Matt Fordham3rd of November 2017

The fifth in a series of profiles of New Zealand business leaders utilising technological solutions for a zero-emission future, Pure Advantage and Westpac highlight business leaders taking that leap and look into what it might take…

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It’s the silence that gets you

By Matt Philp31st of October 2017

It’s the silence that gets you first. Sit behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and you could be driving in an anechoic chamber (Google it – ‘the quietest place…

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Solar as a Service – Save the Planet and Cash

By Matt Philp17th of October 2017

The second in a series of profiles of New Zealand business leaders utilising technological solutions for a zero-emission future, Pure Advantage and Westpac highlight business leaders taking that leap and look into what it might take to…

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Climate Change and The Paradox of Wind Energy

By Grenville Gaskell14th of September 2017

There is no shortage of excellent thinking on the need to move to a low carbon economy to address the impacts of man-made climate change. Just recently we’ve had GLOBE-NZ…

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Net Zero in New Zealand? Let’s first sort out what New Zealand should do, and wants to do.

By Simon Arnold22nd of June 2017

The National Energy Research Institute (NERI) is working on an energy research strategy for New Zealand. This is both narrower than Net Zero in NZ (we exclude non-energy GHGs) and…

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