NZ sustainable energy supplies surprise

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by Gary Kendall, Engineer
This paper examines the practicality of replacing base-load power generation in New Zealand with renewable resources, including hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and tidal. It reveals, surprisingly, that introducing significant numbers of electric cars would seriously strain our present power supply. If you’ve heard about the government’s desire to restrict thermal power generation to mitigate climate change, you should read this paper.   pdf (92KB)…

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3 Thoughts on “NZ sustainable energy supplies surprise

  1. Andy on 03/10/2011 at 3:09 pm said:

    The pdf link appears to be broken. Maybe something that happened after the server upgrade?

    • Thanks, Andy. The link was improperly written. Fixed now.

    • Andy on 03/10/2011 at 3:28 pm said:

      Thanks Richard.
      This paper looks like a great resource – full of facts and numbers to check.

      I’ll have to study it in some detail to give it justice. I am particularly interested in the data around wind energy.

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