Th is booklet outlines why and how schools can reduce energy use and cost. Why schools are considering energy efficiency is summarised in the introduction; how they are going about it is detailed in four case studies.
There are three planning templates and a schedule to assist schools. Those schools that have built energy efficiency into the curriculum have been especially successful in making change to their energy-use practices.
Wood used for energy does not fit well with a payment system that works using non-energy (eg. volume or weight). The energy content of wood is closely related to moisture content, and this can vary substantially, depending on the origin and storage history of the material. This study looks to determine the effects of moving from a weight-based payment system to a specific energy-content-based payment system at a large industrial site, using woody biomass as a fuel source on a large scale.
Wood fuel is a renewable energy source that plays a big part in New Zealand's energy supply. This is set to increase in the future and, as with any energy source, the environment effects of need to be taken into consideration. One of those effects is the discharge of particulate emissions to air.
The National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation (NPS REG) was developed to support the Government's target that 90 percent of electricity generation be from renewable sources by 2025 (in an average hydrological year) providing this does not affect security of supply. This document is intended to assist the implementation of the NPS REG by providing an explanation of the technical terms and concepts used in the NPS REG. It is intended for use mainly by local government decision makers, but also the general public.