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  • Can environmental awareness explain declining preference for car-based mobility amongst generation Y? An examination of learn to drive behaviours 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Preference for private motorised vehicles grew substantially through the global North, during the 20th Century. Through this time, licensing, car ownership and vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) rose across age groups. ...
  • Conceptualizing transport transitions: Energy Cultures as an organizing framework 

    Stephenson, Janet; Hopkins, Debbie; Doering, Adam
    The dominance of fossil fuel-powered transport systems presents a serious risk to human well-being and the natural environment. Transitioning to a low-carbon transport system requires changes to many dimensions of transport, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cooking with Gas: Māori and the coming energy transition 

    Ruckstuhl, Katharina
    This paper presents an Indigenous and Māori perspective about the need for urgent energy transitions by examining three areas: • Climate change transition, which I define as an energy transition to a largely non-fossil-fuel ...
  • Deep interventions for a sustainable transport future 

    Stephenson, Janet; Spector, Sam; Hopkins, Debbie; McCarthy, Alaric
    The dominance of automobility is giving rise to unsustainable outcomes, not least of which is its contribution to climate change. At the same time, business-as-usual transport systems are entering a period of turbulence ...
  • Destabilising Automobility? The Emergent Mobilities of Generation Y 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    This paper uses empirical material gathered with young adults in New Zealand to examine a potential sustainability transition-in-practice. It draws from two frameworks; the actor-centred Energy Cultures Framework to explore ...
  • Developing an energy-related Time-Use Diary for gaining insights into New Zealand households’ electricity consumption 

    Giraldo Ocampo, Diana
    Sustainable development is vital for the future wellbeing of our society. In the energy sector, sustainability involves reforming the energy supply and demand patterns, including using more renewable energy, reducing ...
  • The Dunedin Energy Baseline Study 

    Gabriel, Cle-Anne; Stephenson, Janet; Carrington, Gerry
    The Dunedin Energy Baseline Study was a joint project between Dunedin City Council (DCC), the Otago Chamber of Commerce and the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. It involved stocktaking and analysis of ...
  • The Dunedin Energy Study 2015-2016 

    Dippie, Olive; Stephenson, Janet; Jack, Michael
    The Dunedin Energy Baseline Study is a joint research project between the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. The study takes stock of and analyses energy inputs to the ...
  • Dunedin Energy Study 2016/2017 

    Fitzgerald, Warren
    The Dunedin Energy Study is a joint research project between the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. The study takes stock of, and analyses energy inputs into the city ...
  • Dunedin Energy Study 2017-2018 

    Fitzgerald, Warren
    The Dunedin Energy Study is a joint research project between the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. The study takes stock of, and analyses energy inputs into the city ...
  • Electricity Saving Behaviours and Energy Literacy of New Zealand Children 

    Aguirre-Bielschowsky, Ikerne
    Energy consumption is one of the most pressing issues facing society today, owing to the global energy crisis, climate change, and environmental degradation. Children represent the decision makers of the future and contribute ...
  • 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 Behaviour of SMEs in New Zealand 

    Walton, Sara
    This  project  is  part  of  the  wider  Energy  Cultures  2  MBIE  funded  research  programme   examining  energy  in  households,  transport,  and  business.     The  research  aim  of  this  project  was  to  examine ...
  • 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 Policy Briefs 

    Stephenson, J; Barton, B; Carrington, G; Hopkins, D; Lavelle, M.J; Lawson, R; Rees, D; Scott, M; Thorsnes, P; Walton, S; Wooliscroft, B
    Launched in 2012, the Energy Cultures Project is led by the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago and aims to develop knowledge and tools to achieve a sustainable energy transition across New Zealand. The ...
  • Energy Cultures: A framework for interdisciplinary research 

    Stephenson, Janet; Lawson, Rob; Carrington, Gerry; Barton, Barry; Thorsnes, Paul
    The Energy Cultures framework aims to assist in understanding the factors that influence energy consumption behaviour, and to help identify opportunities for behaviour change. Building on a history of attempts to offer ...
  • 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 ...