How To Be A “Good Ancestor”

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 19:04:33 +0000

At New Zealand’s First Clean Energy Conference, NREL Joined U.S. and New Zealand Experts and Leaders To Discuss Social & Financial Hurdles to Decarbonization Near the north tip of New Zealand’s moon-shaped island nation, the sea pinches the land at a place called Tāmaki Makaurau, which means “Tāmaki, desired by many” in the language of […]

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Electric Vehicles Proliferate in New Zealand Market

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2023 15:21:49 +0000

With over a dozen new models being released in New Zealand this year, it looks like the NZ electric vehicle buyer will be spoilt for choice. Most of these vehicles have already been released in the UK right-hand-drive market. But for those of you who wish to taste a great summary, have a look. The […]

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Electric Vehicle Towing in the Lands Down Under

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2023 04:30:41 +0000

Electric Vehicle TowingAccording to our illustrious former Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, electric vehicles can’t tow. “It won’t tow your boat. It won’t tow your trailer. EVs will ruin the Aussie weekend!” Like all FUD, there was some truth in it. Back in 2019, there weren’t many EVs around that could tow a caravan. Probably just the Tesla […]

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“Petrol Forever!” In New Zealand!

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 23:16:37 +0000

Petrol ForeverElectric vehicle owners in New Plymouth, New Zealand, are out of luck if they want to charge their cars in the city’s town centre. The New Plymouth District Council voted against the report of its own staff to support the installation of a Tesla Supercharger station in town, with one councillor interjecting “Petrol forever” and […]

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New Zealand Achieves 30% Plugin Vehicle Penetration

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 04:47:54 +0000

Back in August, CleanTechnica broke the news that New Zealand (a tiny nation in the Pacific) had reached a penetration rate of 12% vehicle sales being plugin vehicles. Now, New Zealand has bumped that up to 30%! Much of the reaction in August was centred around one-off factors, and many felt that this was a […]

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Witness The Other Side Of Geothermal Energy In “The Volcano”

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 16:46:15 +0000

geothermal energy nz whakaari netflix doc kennedy“The Volcano” captures geothermal energy in full dramatic, destructive mode, with eyewitness accounts from survivors of the 2019 Whakaari eruption in New Zealand.

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Tesla Model Y Beats Ford & Toyota Best Sellers In New Zealand

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2022 04:24:04 +0000

New Zealand’s aggressive bonus malus approach has enabled a fully electric vehicle (BEV), the Tesla Model Y, to become the top selling car in September. The Tesla Model Y beat Ford and Toyota’s top models! One thousand five hundred and two (1502) Tesla Model Y were registered, compared with 1043 Ford Rangers and 989 Toyota […]

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Electric Utes for Australia & New Zealand

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 03:57:56 +0000

While EV enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand might be holding out for a Rivian or a Ford F-150 Lightning, they may have to make do with the Chinese LDV T60 EV (eT60) instead. The vehicle is available for order in New Zealand now and should be launched late this year or early next year […]

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When Is Geothermal As Bad As Coal?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:30:50 +0000

0.6 million tons of CO2 are escaping through the holes they’ve drilled to create energy, so they are going to try to capture some of it at great expense and pump it back into the same place it’s escaping from. 

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