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Printed proceedings for each of these conferences are available from the SEF office. Please request prices from info@sef.org.nz.

2002

The Way Forward - Energy Conference 2002

The Proceedings of the 2002 NZ Energy Conference are now available from the Sustainable Energy Forum. The Papers presented at the Conference, together with transcripts of discussion, are collated on CD-ROM. Contact the Sustainable Energy Forum at info@sef.org.nz for details or send your request and a cheque for $50 to SEF, PO Box 11-152, Wellington 6142.

The Sustainable Energy Forum and the Energy Federation of New Zealand jointly hosted the most significant energy sector conference to be held for a number of years in New Zealand.

The conference was held at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington on October 7 and 8, 2002. The conference theme was "The Way Forward."

The conference was timed to follow the adoption of the most significant Government policies and energy market reforms affecting the New Zealand energy sector for some years. Significant issues that have occurred, or were expected to occur in the period leading up to the conference included:

These policies and reforms of the energy market are the most significant changes to the energy sector since the corporatisation reforms of the late 1980s. The effects on energy markets will be very pronounced.

This Energy Conference aimed to examine the impact of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, the implementation of climate change mitigation policies. It identified and addressed how various parts of the New Zealand energy sector will move in The Way Forward.

Since the earlier reforms to the energy market there have been marked changes in the structure of the energy sector. There are now many new players in the energy sector. Sustainability has become a focus of Government policy. New initiatives have been developed and gaps have appeared. This conference will be an opportunity for all players to demonstrate their current activities and showcase the initiatives they plan to take them into the future. For the first time in many years the market is looking ahead and this is an opportunity to demonstrate The Way Forward.

For speaker details download the Conference Forms PDF (176kB).

For a conference timetable download the Conference Timetable PDF (256kB).

Also downloadable is a conference paper presented by SEF's Molly Melhuish, entitled End-use energy options for a reliable electricity supply. For more information, including a synopsis, see the Papers page.

 

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2001

Moving New Zealand Towards Sustainable Energy Use.

Thursday 17 - Friday 18 May 2001.

Quality Hotel, 355 Willis St, Wellington.

Conference Proceedings now available for $50 each, including postage. Post us a cheque with your return address. See the Contact page for address details.

Principle sponsor: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Topics and speakers included:

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2000

Integrating Energy Systems

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 9 July 2000.

Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Proceedings now available for $50 each, including postage. Post us a cheque with your return address. See the Contact page for address details.

Topics and speakers included:

  • Public Forum
    • Can Auckland become sustainable - Christine Fletcher (Mayor of Auckland), Morgan Williams (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment), Prof Tim Hazledine, Shalema Witten-Hannah
  • Emerging technologies
    • Hydrogen as a transport fuel - Roger Green (Dunedin College of Education)
    • Electricity from sunlight - Jim McQuillan (Otago University)
    • Lighting with polymers - Keith Gordon (Otago University)
  • Strategies for home and business
    • Grid-connected wind farms - Geoff Henderson (Wind Torque)
    • Solar hot water - Arthur Williamson (Thermocell)
    • Solar home architecture - Colin Wells (Otago University)
    • Photovoltaic electricity costs - Paul and Tricia Mierzejewski (PCM Solectric)
  • Public forum
    • Energy policy for the 21st century - making it happen - Dougal McQueen, Jake Roos, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Gerry Eckhoff (MP, ACT energy spokesperson) David Benson-Pope, Pansy Wong (MP, National) David Caygill (Chair, Ministerial Inquiry into the Electricity Industry) Molly Melhuish
  • Global issues
    • World renewable energy congress report - Ralph Sims (Massey University)
    • Carbon trading - Carrie Sonneborn (ACRE / EcoCarbon / Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)
  • The parts: Elements of the system
    • NZ's energy resources - John Blakeley (Blakeley and Associates)
    • Electricity generation - Mike Underhill (WEL Energy)
    • Network pricing - Roger Sutton (Orion Networks)
    • Distributed generation - Glen Irving & Iain Sanders (Massey University)
    • Economic renewal through energy efficiency - Norman Smith (self-employed energy specialist)
    • Thames household efficiency project - Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green Party)
  • The whole: network integration and public policy
    • Integration and networks - Molly Melhuish, community energy compaigner
    • Getting more from less - Phil Hughes (Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment)
    • The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000 - Jeanette Fitzsimons (MP, Green Party energy spokesperson)
    • Ministry for the Environment - Lindsay Gow (Ministry for the Environment)
    • EECA's new role - Fiona Weightman (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority)
    • Local government input - Ian McChesney (Environment Canterbury)

More information from the Otago University conference summary.

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1999

Threshold 2000 - Can our cities become sustainable?

Thursday 24 - Friday 25 June 1999, with a public forum on Wednesday evening 23 June.

Auckland University.

Conference Proceedings now available for $50 each, including postage. Post us a cheque with your return address. See the Contact page for address details.

Topics and speakers included:

  • Keynote Address
    • Sustainability and cities - Peter Newman (Director, Institute for Science and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)
  • Planning
    • Business Council for Sustainable Development - Kathy Garden (New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development)
    • Megacities versus Community Government: Lessons from the international debate on Metropolitan planning - Ernst Zollner (Business Analyst, Wellington City Council)
    • Fractal planning: Infrastructure for a sustainable city - Molly Melhuish (Power for our Future)
    • Urban sustainability; breaking down the silos and the buzz-words: The Christchurch experience - Mark Prain (Executive Director, Sustainable Cities, Christchurch)
    • Financing sustainable solutions - Ken Piddington (Sustainable Energy Forum)
  • Transport
    • Public transport Seminar Introduction - Joel Cayford (North Shore City Councillor)
    • Better transport, better roads - Alastair Bisley (Secretary for Transport)
    • Sustainable transport in the Auckland Region - Martin Gummer (Chief Executive Transfund New Zealand)
    • Infrastructure Auckland - Richard Maher (CEO, Infrastructure Auckland)
    • A comment on public transport - Arthur Williamson (Emeritus Professor, University of Canterbury)
    • Barriers to integrated transport in Auckland - Stephen Knight (Environmental Consultant, Auckland)
    • Rapid Transit for Auckland: Integrating land use and transport - Ross Rutherford (Manager Transport Planning, Auckland City)
    • Transport: the way forward - Dorothy Wilson (Pacific Rim Institute of Sustainable Management)
  • Energy
    • Beyond reasonable doubt - Ken Piddington
    • Do we have a sustainable power supply? - Bryan Leyland (Sinclair Knight Mertz)
    • A network view of sustainable energy-services systems - Robbie Morrison (Physics Dept, Otago University)
    • The role of methanol as an alternative fuel - Bruce Aitken (Methanex Corporation)
    • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill - Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green Party)
  • Food, Water and Waste
    • Progress towards sustainable waste management - Jim Bradley (Montgomery Watson Ltd)
    • How to save yourself (and possibly the world) on 20 minutes a day - Michael Pritchard & Robert Vale (Auckland University)
    • Zero Waste New Zealand Trust - Warren Snow (Zero Waste New Zealand Trust)
    • The Water Pressure Group - Jim Gladwin (Water Pressure Group)
    • Nothing to lose but your drains: An introduction to urban autonomy - Robert Vale
    • Integrated municipal waste management systems - Ralph Sims (Massey University) & Drusilla Riddell-Black (Soil, Waste and Groundwater Group, WRc plc, UK)
  • The Climate Change Debate
    • The climate change debate: Where are we? - Bob Watson (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

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1998

Energy for Our Country - Opportunities for the 21st Century (Energy Policies and the Rural Sector)

3 - 6 February 1998.

Palmerston North.

Principal Sponsors:

Other sponsors: Energy Eficiency and Conservation Authority, Massey University, Richmond Meat Processors and Packers, Tararua Wind Power Ltd, The British Council, Wairarapa Electricity.

Topics and speakers included:

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1996

Energy, Transport and Development Policy as if People Matter.

28 to 30 March 1996.

Baycourt Centre, Tauranga.

Principal sponsors:

Other sponsors: Kaimai Hydropower Ltd, Aspen Contractors Ltd, Publicity Print, Sola 60, Reliance Manufacturing (NZ) Ltd.

Topics and speakers included:

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1995

Putting Sustainable Energy Into Practice at the Regional and Local Level.

17 - 19 February 1995.

Christchurch.

Organised by the Christchurch branch of Solar Action on behalf of SEF.

Principal sponsors:

Other sponsors: Energy Brokers NZ Ltd, ASB Bank Ltd, Design and Development Services Ltd, Christchurch Transport Ltd.

Topics and speakers included:

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1994

Sustainable Energy for New Zealand: How Do We Make It Happen?

14 - 16 April 1994.

Te Rapa, Hamilton.

Principal sponsors:

Other sponsors: Enerco, IPENZ, Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Research Science and Technology, Trustpower, Wairarapa Electricity, Waitomo Energy.

Topics and speakers included:

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1993

Sustainable Energy for New Zealand: How Do We Make It Happen?

20 - 21 August 1993.

Central Institute of Technology, Heretaunga.

Sponsored by:

Topics and speakers included:

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