CategoryRenewable Energy

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...

Going Faster and Further – The Challenge Upon Us

There can be no doubt that tackling climate change is one of humanity’s most pressing issues. It’s no longer a matter of if and when climate change occurs, but of its impact. The effects of a changing climate are already with us. Our task is to both mitigate the effects of a climate changed and to work globally and across all sectors to prevent carbon emissions from further damaging our climate...

Solar as a Service – Save the Planet and Cash

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 finance the transition as well as the resultant opportunities of a Net Zero NZ.  Andy Booth didn’t pull any punches when a recent court decision went against...

Climate Change and The Paradox of Wind Energy

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 Net Zero in New Zealand Report, the Productivity Commission’s Low-emissions Economy Issues Paper and the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s Stepping Stones to Paris and Beyond Report. All are excellent thought...

Can Informed Bacon Buyers Change How We Farm in New Zealand?

Freedom Farms recently celebrated its tenth birthday. Many would say that’s over ten years of being horribly under qualified to be commenting on farming. After all, no one at Freedom Farms is actually a farmer. None of us own a pair of gumboots or have ever been seen at Field Days. We don’t have a background in agri-science. Gosh… we don’t even have a background in making good bacon. We are...

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