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With climate change, an agricultural sector strongly affected by energy-related costs, the prospect of oil & gas development, and major opportunities to utilise alternative energy sources, Hawke’s Bay is becoming more focused on its energy future.

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Batteries Face Serious Charges

Energy

While breakthroughs in affordable storage are accelerating the shift to electric vehicles, bikes, solar storage, and increasing our reliance on battery-powered gadgets and gizmos, the toxic footprint of their manufacture…

Keith Newman01 December 2019

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On the Right Side of History

Energy

Our celebrity Prime Minister was recently in Davos telling other world leaders that global warming was the issue of our times. “What greater threat to our wellbeing is there than…

Tom Belford01 April 2019

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Circular Economy on a Roll

Energy

Our business and lifestyle habits and the lifecycle of the goods and services we consume are increasingly coming under the spotlight as we’re urged to rethink our part in the…

Keith Newman01 October 2018

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At Home with Global Warming

Energy

Elsewhere in this edition you’ll find disturbing updates on the global warming challenge – 400 consecutive months of above-average temperatures, a threat to 30% of the world’s veggie production, accelerated…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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Our Energy Future

Energy

Globally, an energy revolution is occurring. Will Hawke’s Bay be an early adopter or a slow learner? For most consumers, energy is a ‘take for granted’ aspect of our lives.…

Tom Belford01 October 2017

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A LESS EMISSIONS MISSION

Other Energy

New Zealand will have to wean itself off intensive agriculture, plant vast forests, commit to vehicles and factories powered by 100% renewable electricity or continue to buy carbon credits to…

Keith Newman31 July 2017

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Getting Power to the People

Energy

We take power for granted.Power as in the electricity (and gas) that heats our homes, refrigerates and cooks our food, pumps our water from private bores and water tanks, charges our…

Keith Newman02 December 2016

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