Tagged: Solar

First Light on Energy Efficient Bach - The Science of Architecture

Ken Collins Jun 10, 2011

A computer render of the First Light House, from the FirstLight web site Its not often that Wellington City Council allows a bach (crib to you southerners) to be built at Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s waterfront. However, before Waterfront Watch get too alarmed, this construction was the live demonstration / test of the First Light house, developed and built … Read More

The Climate Show #13: James Hansen and the critical decade - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 24, 2011

Special guest on this week’s show is Dr James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies and perhaps the best-known climate scientist in the world — the man who put the 350 in 350.org and a forceful advocate for leaving coal in the ground. We caught up with him during his recent NZ [...] … Read More

Montana and a singular madness (wishin’ and hopin’) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 19, 2011

Magical thinking is wonderful. Sprinkle a little oofle dust, twitch your nose, and the world can be put to rights. Joe Read certainly believes in magic. He’s just introduced a bill into the Montana state legislature which will solve the global warming problem at a single stroke: (2) The legislature finds: (a) global warming is [...] … Read More

Here comes the sun: 100% renewables by 2050 - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 07, 2011

Is a fully sustainable global energy system possible by 2050? It’s hard to imagine a more important question if we entertain hopes of avoiding the worst effects of climate change. It is the question addressed by a new and substantial report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the sustainable energy research and [...] … Read More

The Renewable Revolution - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 06, 2011

The recommendations of Bill McKibben and Ross Gelbspan, among others, attracted me to Sajed Kamal’s book The Renewable Revolution, and its subtitle was an additional enticement: How we can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalise the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future. The book is on a smaller scale than its subtitle might [...] … Read More

Renewable Energy: The Facts - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Dec 14, 2010

Germany is a country which has attracted much attention for taking renewable energy technology seriously, not least because it has gained significant economic advantage in doing so. That lends interest to the publication of an English translation of the book, Renewable Energy: The Facts, by German writers Dieter Seifried and Walter Witzel. The authors write [...] … Read More

The Climate Show: Beta 1 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 26, 2010

[Video] Introducing The Climate Show, the first (beta 1) stab at a web-based “radio with pictures” programme about climate news science, policy, politics and solutions. It’s the brainchild of KIWI FM’s Radio Wammo breakfast host Glenn Williams, one of the most innovative young broadcasters in New Zealand, and he’s roped me in to add, er, [...] … Read More

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