• Consumer Response to Time Varying Prices for Electricity 

    Lawson, Rob; Thorsnes, Paul; Williams, John
    We report new experimental evidence of the household response to weekday differentials in peak and off-peak electricity prices. The data come from Auckland, New Zealand, where peak residential electricity consumption ...
  • 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 ...
  • Energy Cultures 2: Data Mining: Trends in Household and Business Energy Use 

    Williams, John
    This document summarises the major trends in energy use in New Zealand over the last 20 years or morefor which data is available. The major features that the data show are: • Energy efficiency in some sectors is increasing, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Energy Cultures: Implications for Policymakers 

    Barton, Barry; Blackwell, Sally; Carrington, Gerry; Ford, Rebecca; Lawson, Rob; Stephenson, Janet; Thorsnes, Paul; Williams, John
    The Energy Cultures research project (2009-2012) was planned to help inform policy making related to residential energy use and energy efficiency in New Zealand. It sought, in part, to help address the difficulties faced ...
  • 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 ...