• 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 ...
  • Evaluating the impact of energy interventions: home audits vs. community events 

    Scott, Michelle; McCarthy, Alaric; Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Gorrie, Seth
    New Zealand’s housing stock tends to be of low thermal quality that can adversely affect the health and well-being of occupants as well as costing more than necessary to heat. Householders need information and motivation ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Sustainable mobility: The potential of electric vehicles 

    Stephenson, Janet; Hopkins, Debbie; Scott, Michelle
    Rising awareness of the environmental impacts of dominant mobility practices lead to the development of the sustainable mobility paradigm. This paradigm advocates three features of a mobility system: 1. A reduced need to ...
  • 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. ...