Worldwide Energy Issues

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#12 New Zealand’s Potential for Oil Independence in an Uncertain World

Many thanks to SouthernLimitsNZ for this post… Ever since United States oil production peaked in the 1970s there has been debate about the ability of North America to become self reliant by producing all its own oil. Fast forward forty years and this conversation is still taking place and the U.S. is still no closer … Continue reading

#8 Fossil Fuels v Renewables: The Key Argument That Environmentalists Are Missing

This is a super piece of work that we at FreeNRG4NZ want to promote.  Although written in terms of the United States energy situation, it is equally valid for New Zealand.  It reinforces our position that it does not really matter what you believe about Climate Change, there are equally pressing Energy Security reasons that we need … Continue reading

#2 Starting Assumptions – Energy Costs

This is a Blog about New Zealand’s Energy Economy – we are a small and isolated nation extremely dependent on imported Crude Oil and the dwindling Taranaki Natural Gas Reservoirs.  This blog is going to explore NZ’s Energy Flows in some detail (in layman’s term) but I also want to build the case that New Zealand needs to rapidly … Continue reading

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Contributions sought for this blog > If you have ideas on how New Zealand can move towards 100% renewable electricity as the first step and then onward towards full energy independence - contact us. Lets all work together to get the conversation moving more.