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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Portugal

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, May 19th, 2016 - 114 comments

There are bits of good news out there, but there’s a lot of denial around the mess we’re in.

The last gasp of oil

Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, January 23rd, 2015 - 109 comments

Fracking has created a short term oil glut. That’s bad news for climate change. Could we at least find a silver lining in this carbon cloud, or will it be business as usual?

Fukushima

Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, August 24th, 2013 - 103 comments

Meanwhile back in the real world, the nuclear disaster at Fukushima is creeping back in to the headlines, for all the wrong reasons.

Strategic blunder

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, March 6th, 2013 - 40 comments

Amidst the froth of predatory “excitement” about the sale of our power generation assets, it was refreshing to read in The Herald yesterday a single lone voice who was thinking long term.

Fear factors

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, December 27th, 2012 - 73 comments

Another in an on going non-chronological series on options in the face of global warming.

Energy efficiency

Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, September 11th, 2012 - 44 comments

If Europe can ban incandescent light bulbs, if America can legislate to require 54.5 MPG fuel efficient cars, why can’t New Zealand make some progress on energy efficiency?

A solar future?

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, September 18th, 2009 - 34 comments

You can read more about it here.

I wish my house was clean coal clean

Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, February 27th, 2009 - 1 comment

What’s the economy? or why energy matters

Written By: - Date published: 4:08 pm, January 8th, 2009 - 35 comments

The more I learn about energy, and peak oil in particular, the more concerned I get. So, in the spirit of the season, I thought I would share some of it with you. I’ll get to some concrete things we need to start doing now to mitigate as much as we can the impact of falling […]

Enlightening debate

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, June 25th, 2008 - 67 comments

In Parliament yesterday: Anderton: “Has the Minister received any reports on how many National Party members it takes to change a light bulb?” Cullen: “None. Because they like to keep us in the dark.”

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