Tagged: Batteries

Cheaper solar power and electric vehicles are going to change our world over the next 5 years - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 17, 2017

This will be the best hour you’ll spend in front of a screen this week, I promise.     Tony Seba explains how the plunging costs of battery storage and solar power generation, coupled with the rise of electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies are going to first disrupt and then transform both the transport and power industries worldwide, … Read More

Lithium laptop batteries on planes - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 02, 2017

Last time I flew domestically in New Zealand, I had to make sure that my spare lithium battery pack was in carry-on rather than checked. It’s safer that way because a fire from a shorted battery can be contained in the cabin but can’t be so easily contained in the hold.  Made sense. America’s looking to broaden its ban on … Read More

Electric cars charging ahead in NZ - Guest Work

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 21, 2015

Transport – it’s all around us all the time, but how often do many of us actually think deeply about it? Beyond banging our steering wheel in frustration at gridlocked traffic or a slow truck, or having an opinion about driverless cars, that is. Which brings me to electric vehicles (EV), one of my favourite topics of conversation, … Read More

The Climate Show #24: John Mashey digs into organised denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 04, 2012

It’s been a long summer (not a hot one) for the The Climate Show, but Glenn, Gareth and John are back with a good show for the new year. Feature interview — and it’s a cracker — is with Californian computer scientist John Mashey, who has been digging deep into the networks of organised denial, [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #14: volcanoes, black carbon and crocks from Christy - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 16, 2011

A busy news week sees Glenn and Gareth discussing volcanoes in Chile and Africa, busy pumping ash into the atmosphere and disrupting flights in South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, an extreme spring in the USA, drought in Europe and a warm autumn in NZ, a new UN report on black carbon [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #11: a trillion tonnes of trouble - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 14, 2011

Glenn says he thinks this show’s “a cracker” (but he always says that), and despite the lack of a special star guest — though with the help of assorted luminaries from the Climate Futures Forum (David’s Karoly and Frame, Robert Gifford and Erik Conway –) we cover a huge range of issues, from Jim Hansen’s [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #4: Peter Gleick, the AGU, and climate sensitivity - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 20, 2010

Our last show for 2010, and it’s over an hour of podcast/video goodness: featuring Peter H Gleick of the Pacific Institute discussing the news from the Fall AGU conference in San Francisco last week, John Cook discussing how we work out how sensitive the climate system is to the addition of heat, plus a roundup [...] … Read More