Renewable energy supplies, efficient and wise use of energy and energy management are now widely recognised to mitigate for greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, to reduce the annual costs of energy for a business or government department, and to provide sustainable energy solutions for people who want good health, comfort, entertainment, mobility and to maintain or enhance their present lifestyles.
The 7th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change & Business Conference will be held in Wellington on 1-2 August 2011 with the Wellington City Council as the Foundation Sponsor.
This Landcare Research programme develops and apply's knowledge, tools and programmes to improve the sustainable practice of individual firms and industry sectors and provide credible verification of their sustainability performance.
Sustainable practice provides businesses with a competitive advantage for emerging export market requirements and increases business compliance with environmental legislation.
Our economy has relied on fossil fuels for many years, but there now more competition for these resources and a need to switch to cleaner energy. Tidal energy has the potential to provide a great deal of power for New Zealand, but we don't know enough about the variability in coastal flows beyond the basic tidal components. We also don't have a strong understanding of how tidal energy developments may affect this flow.