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Lake Onslow Pumped-hydro Energy Storage Proposal Fatally Flawed

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:41 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

“The Government’s proposed flagship Lake Onslow pumped-hydro energy storage project is fatally flawed” according to the Sustainable Energy Forum. The latest edition of the forum’s newsletter EnergyWatch suggests that changes to the electricity ... More >>

Business Case retention of Wellington’s trolley bus network

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 4:42 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

A coalition of Wellington organisations called for a professional business case study to maintain Wellington’s trolley bus network at the first meeting of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee meeting of this year ... More >>

Can Feed-in Tariffs Let Everyone Be A Generator

Monday, 6 September 2010, 12:17 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

Electricity generation is still the province of a few big players - and the current Government seems determined to rely on fossil fuels generation. More >>

Is An Electric Car Coming To Your Driveway?

Monday, 2 November 2009, 1:07 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

Can electric vehicles, and electric transport in general, solve the problems of New Zealand's transport system? Are they the answer to worries about a world running out of oil and choking in the by-products of using fossil fuels? Is an electric car ... More >>

Call For Rethink Of Transport Policy

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 10:01 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Sustainable Energy Forum today released an Open Letter it has sent to the Minister of Transport, calling for a rethink of the Government's transport policy. More >>

Emissions Trading Is Ineffective Says Form

Thursday, 30 April 2009, 9:09 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

PRESS RELEASE THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FORUM INC WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2009 Emissions Trading Is Ineffective In Reducing Gross Greenhouse Gas Emissions Available evidence internationally suggests that the current emissions trading scheme (ETS) will be ... More >>

Govt Turns Its Back on Transport Alternatives

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 9:33 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Sustainable Energy Forum has criticised the Government's plans to increase state highway funding and make highway construction the centrepiece of transport policy. Tim Jones, Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum, said "The Government is living ... More >>

Obsession w roads leads transport policies astray

Monday, 25 August 2008, 2:46 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

Both major parties are letting their obsession with building new roads distract them from the real issues facing the transport sector, according to the Sustainable Energy Forum. Spokesperson Tim Jones says "In the argument that has erupted over the level ... More >>

Global Oil Supply And Demand Are Finely Balanced

Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 11:50 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

Global Oil Supply And Demand Are Finely Balanced Some commentators have blamed the large price rise in the international price price of crude oil in recent months on Opec, or the oil companies, or geopolitical uncertainty, and more recently speculation ... More >>

Government Confused Over Transport

Wednesday, 7 May 2008, 10:00 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Government doesn’t know which way to jump on transport, says Tim Jones, Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum. “For years, the Sustainable Energy Forum and other groups have been warning that much higher fuel prices are on the way. The Government ... More >>

Electricity Price Gouging Must Cease

Friday, 4 April 2008, 10:20 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

Press Release from the Sustainable Energy Forum, PO Box 11-152, Wellington. Electricity Price Gouging Must Cease Electricity prices have recently been reported to be likely to rise by about 40 to 50 percent in inflation-adjusted real terms within two decades ... More >>

Is "Peak Oil" a Factor in Rising Oil Prices?

Friday, 18 January 2008, 9:54 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The term "Peak Oil"refers to the theory that for fundamental geological reasons and with demand starting to exceed supply, global oil production will reach a peak soon enough from now to be of considerable concern, and then commence a slow but irreversible ... More >>

Limousine Purchase Sends The Wrong Message

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 5:17 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Climate Change Minister, David Parker, is reported as saying that the change in new Government limousines from the Ford Fairlane to diesel BMW 730Ld cars was because the Government "walks the talk" on sustainability, leading it to purchase ... More >>

Will Transport Go Electric?

Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 2:11 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

Are electric vehicles part of the answer to New Zealand's transport woes? Can they help reduce our soaring greenhouse gas emissions and our heavy dependence on oil? A public seminar in Wellington aims to find out. More >>

Energy Strategies Improved, But Much More Needed

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 1:51 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Sustainable Energy Forum (SEF) today welcomed aspects of the Government's final New Zealand Energy Strategy (NZES) and New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS), but said that the strategies still weren't strong enough to meet ... More >>

Change In Energy Consumption Culture Is Needed

Friday, 21 September 2007, 2:47 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

"Achieving reduced greenhouse gas emissions through a carbon emissions trading scheme will not on its own be sufficient to meet the Government's emissions reduction objectives. It will also need to be accompanied by a strong and sustained promotion of energy ... More >>

Can Emissions Trading Be Justified?

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 9:33 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

Press Release from the Sustainable Energy Forum 4 September 2007 Can Emissions Trading Be Justified? "The Government's proposed greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme may result in little actual reduction of New Zealand's emissions. This may be especially ... More >>

Uncertainty Over Emissions Trading

Saturday, 25 August 2007, 12:45 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"The present estimate of the financial commitment of New Zealand to meet its Kyoto Protocol obligation over the next five years through the purchase of carbon credits (by Government and/or companies and organisations) ranges widely from about ... More >>

Uncertainty Over Emissions Trading

Friday, 24 August 2007, 9:45 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"The present estimate of the financial commitment of New Zealand to meet its Kyoto Protocol obligation over the next five years through the purchase of carbon credits (by Government and/or companies and organisations) ranges widely from about ... More >>

Initial Comments on NZ Energy Strategy

Monday, 11 December 2006, 10:46 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Strategy does little to support the aspirational goal of the Prime Minister, to move New Zealand towards a carbon-neutral economy. Yet this is entirely possible, and would make the New Zealand economy robust to any increased obligations as climate ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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