Tagged: Wind

Wind and solar PV have won the race – it’s too late for other clean energy technologies - Guest Work

Guest Work Jun 28, 2016

By Andrew Blakers, Australian National University Across the world, solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are the dominant clean energy technologies. This dominance is likely to become overwhelming over the next few years, preventing other clean energy technologies (including carbon capture and storage, nuclear and other renewables) from growing much. As the graph below shows, PV and wind constitute … Read More

Citibanker: the age of renewables is here - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 17, 2014

Kathryn Ryan’s interview earlier this week with Michael Eckhart, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability at the giant investment bank Citigroup was arresting. He was in New Zealand as a keynote speaker at the Wind Energy Conference and Ryan asked him about a recent report from Citi, Energy Darwinism: The Evolution […] … Read More

The Climate Show #33: Salinger, carbon carnage and recursive fury - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 08, 2013

In this week’s news-packed edition of The Climate Show we have an exclusive interview with Jim Salinger, probably New Zealand’s highest profile climate scientist, talking about extremes and the shape of things to come. John Cook discusses his new paper with Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on [...] … Read More

Seeing the wind - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 30, 2012

A blend of infographic art and meteorological science, hint.fm’s wind map is mesmerising. It’s almost hypnotic, you can sit and watch the patterns emerge. (You’ll want to see the ‘live’, dynamic, map, not the still snapshot below.) Those wanting to see tropical storm Sandy are best to take a peek before … Read More

Offshore wind: a huge resource - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 28, 2012

Two wind energy items arrived in my inbox in close proximity recently. One was from the NZ Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulating Meridian Energy on turning the first sod at Mill Creek wind farm in the Ohariu Valley north-west of Wellington. It’s a 60 megawatt farm of 26 turbines. The project will cost $169 million [...] … Read More