• Contrasting approaches to fuel poverty in New Zealand 

    Lawson, Rob; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben
    We contrast two measures of fuel poverty in New Zealand. The first is based on estimated expenditure of over 10% of household income on fuel. The second is self-reported deprivation of fuel because of an inability to afford ...
  • Emerging energy transitions: PV uptake beyond subsidies 

    Ford, Rebecca; Walton, Sara; Stephenson, Janet; Rees, David; Scott, Michelle; King, Geoff; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben
    In the past decade there has been a substantial increase in the uptake of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems globally, which is starting to impact upon traditional electricity systems. An emerging energy transition ...
  • The energy cultures framework: Exploring the role of norms, practices and material culture in shaping energy behaviour in New Zealand 

    Stephenson, Janet; Barton, Barry; Carrington, Gerry; Doering, Adam; Ford, Rebecca; Hopkins, Debbie; Lawson, Rob; McCarthy, Alaric; Rees, David; Scott, Michelle; Thorsnes, Paul; Walton, Sara; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben
    The energy cultures framework was developed in 2009 to support interdisciplinary investigation into energy behaviour in New Zealand. In this paper, we discuss the framework in light of 5 years of empirical application ...
  • Keen on EVs: Kiwi perspectives on electric vehicles, and opportunities to stimulate uptake 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Scott, Michelle; Williams, John; Rees, David; Wooliscroft, Ben
    Understanding the potential growth of EVs in the New Zealand market is of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders. Aside from the direct impact on the new and used car markets, it could also reduce NZ’s dependence ...
  • National Household Survey of Energy and Transportation: Energy Cultures Two 

    Wooliscroft, Ben
    Executive Summary Key findings: • A clear picture of the state of the energy efficiency of our housing stock, our household energy behaviours and our driving (and transport) behaviours has been collected. • Four clear ...
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Uptake in NZ: The story so far 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Scott, Michelle; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben; King, Geoff; Miller, Allan
    New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure was designed to support the flow of energy from large centralised power stations toward end users, including households and businesses. However, a shift to a more distributed supply ...
  • Understanding the energy consumption choices and coping mechanisms of fuel poor households in New Zealand 

    McKague, Fatima; Lawson, Rob; Scott, Michelle; Wooliscroft, Ben
    One in four households in New Zealand are fuel poor. A growing body of evidence links the technical and economic aspects of this phenomenon, however comparatively little research has focused on the wider social impacts. ...