CategoryRenewable Energy

Building an electric fleet

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 30 percent of their vehicles to EVs by 2019. It hasn’t necessarily all been straightforward, however. This paper, ‘Building an Electric Fleet’, distils the experiences of a number of trail blazing New Zealand...

The Urgency for a Just Transition

New Zealand is about to embark on a transition to a low carbon economy. It’s one of the most important transitions we will make, and it has to be done well.  Our lives literally depend on it. For people who work for a living, and the unpaid work that supports this, change and transition are permanent features of employment, nationally and internationally. But big transitions in work can make...

From Think Big to think small

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 of 2003 chased down their London rivals, Arsenal. They’re words that accurately describe the state of play in energy right now too. Boardrooms across the sector are hot with ‘D’ words. Disruption, digitalisation...

The Evolution of Communicating Environmental Reporting

Key findings of ‘Our atmosphere and climate 2017’ report from Ministry for the Environment on Vimeo. The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ recently released Our atmosphere and climate 2017, a report that provides a detailed picture of the state of New Zealand’s atmosphere and climate. In short, the report shows that greenhouse gas emissions are increasing both domestically and...

Charge Smart – Charging EVs with Solar

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 to finance the transition as well as the resultant opportunities of a Net Zero NZ. The shift towards electric vehicles is a big opportunity for New Zealand in tackling...

It’s the silence that gets you

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 on Earth’). There’s no engine noise to speak of, just a serenity-inducing hum. But the case for EV ownership goes well beyond the driving experience. There’s also the boon of low running costs – equivalent to 30-cents-a-litre petrol...

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