Read from some of the Energy Centre's recent media releases.

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Waste not, want not, UniNews, November 2019

EV revision a reality check, not a back-down, Newsroom, 16 October 2019

Fuel crisis ‘could have been far worse’, report saysAutotalk, 17 September 2019


Policy strategies for inclusive renewable energy in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Public Policy Institute, 6 December 2018

Spark of hope for electricity prices, NZ Herald, 23 October 2018

Excessive profits for energy generators, Uninews, October 2018

Renewables, market power may force electricity generation market change - academic,, 17 September 2018

Power generators banked $5.4 billion in extra profits in 2010-16 - report, NZ Herald, 14 September 2018

Power generators 'made $5.4 billion in excess profits',, 14 September 2018

Urgent need for massive solar injection, Scoop Politics, 14 September 2018

NZ 'complacent' over climate change, New Zealand Herald, 26 July 2018

Storms spark solar energy focus, New Zealand Herald, 16 June 2018

Net-zero carbon requires serious innovation, Newsroom, 4 May 2018

New energy sector model for New Zealand, Scoop Business, 26 April 2018

What NZ should learn about renewable energy, Newsroom, 12 April 2018

Breaks put on oil exploration, Radio New Zealand, 12 April 2018

Free power from the sun, Juno Investing Magazine, 1 April 2018

Banning Oil Exploration?Radio New Zealand, 29 March 2018

Mingyue Sheng and Basil Sharp: Fuel taxes not best congestion fix, NZ Herald, 5 April 2018


Solar Economics, Radio NZ Nights, 30 October 2017

Tool calculates solar power savings, Southland Times, 17 October 2017

Tool calculates solar power savings, Manawatu Standard, Palmerston North, 17 October 2017

Tool calculates solar power savings, Timaru Herald, 17 October 2017

Online calculator reveals solar power savings, The Dominion Post, Wellington, 17 October 2017

Tool calculates solar power savings, Taranaki Daily News, New Plymouth, 17 October 2017

Tool calculates solar power savings, Waikato Times, Hamilton, 17 October 2017

Free new tool launched by Auckland University that gives an economic estimate of the solar panel potential for most Auckland homes,, 15 October 2017

Can't decide whether to install solar panels?, Newshub, 13 October 2017

Why hasn't solar power really gained traction yet? Radio Live, 13 October 2017

New tool helps households work out whether solar pays off, Stuff NZ, 13 October 2017

New solar app could help EV owners, EV Talk, 13 October 2017

How much cash could a solar panel save you?, New Zealand Herald, 13 October 2017

Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland Uni answers, Future Five, 13 October 2017

Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland Uni answers, IT Brief, 13 October 2017

The problem with trickle-down sustainability, Newsroom, 9 October 2017

Basil Sharp: Farmers should not pay for all water pollution, New Zealand Herald, 7 September 2017

Teaming up to tackle Auckland’s transport challenges, Sustainability News, University of Auckland, June 2017

Solving traffic jams - it’s all in the mind, Newsroom, 13 June 2017

Water is a precious resource, University of Auckland Business School Newsletter, Basil Sharp, 20 March 2017


Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST, The University of Auckland News, 22 July 2016

NZ plugs into the renewable movement, Sunday Star Times, Susan Edmonds, 3 July 2016

A generation of lost opportunity, New Zealand Herald, Basil Sharp, 21 June 2016

The power of power, University of Auckland News, 20 June 2016

Revealed: The suburbs best for solar panels, New Zealand Herald, 29 March 2016