22–23 November 2018 Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
For 2018 the OERC symposium we collaborated with Otago Climate Change Network (OCCNet). Within the context of accelerated climate change and the Zero Carbon Act in New Zealand, our focus was in all areas of Energy and Climate Change (Mitigation & Adaptation).
'Best student paper prizes' have been generously sponsored by Dunedin City Council and the Energy Law Association.
- DCC Best Student Presentation Winner : Jefferson Dew “Demand Response Potential on Irrigated Dairy Farms”
- ELA Best Student Presentation Winner : Charlie Ruffman, Calum Gordon, Egill Skulason and Anna Garden “Hydrogen production on MoS2 electrocatalysts: The effect of applied potential and catalyst support”
- OERC Best Student Poster Presentation Winner: Guillaume Vimont, Cem Akcaoglu, Zhifa Sun and Stephen Moratti “Thermochemical Heat Storage Systems”
Presentations where permission to publish has been granted:
- John Clark, GM Operations and Innovation, Transpower "The challenge of a low carbon economy"
- Dave Cull, Mayor of Dunedin "Energy and climate change – councils making the connection"
- Dave Frame, Professor of Climate Change, Victoria University of Wellington"GWP*: An improvement in how we compare greenhouse gases"
- Brigid McArthur, Greenwood Roche partner, Chair of the Energy Law Association "Some of the Challenges for NZ's Energy Sector: an Industrial/Sectoral Perspective"
- Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment "Achieving an environmentally-sustainable, high-value economy "
- Yolande Strengers, Associate Professor & co-leader Beyond Behaviour Research Program, RMIT University, Australia "Saving energy in the smart home: Opportunities and challenges"
- Diana Ürge-Vorsatz Vice Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Professor, Director at the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy Central European University "1.5C global warming: can we still get there? insights from the IPCC's recently published special report"
- Greg Underwood and Douglas Hill "Energy Resilience in Nepal: Response and Future Directions for Nepal after the 2015 Earthquake and Blockade"
- Daniel Basubas, Tony Binns, Etienne Nel and David Bek "Green economy developments in South Africa's Cape Floristic Region"
- Scott Willis, Martin Kean and Camilla Cox "Climate Safe Housing: action on adaptation"
- Julie MacArthur, Anna Berka and Claudia Gonneli "'Flaxroots' energy innovation in New Zealand: A baseline study and research agenda"
- Janet Stephenson "Climate-Adaptive Communities"
- Sara Walton "Has there been a difference? Data from the student measurement of rental housing accommodation standards in Dunedin"
- Tupuivao Vaiaso and Michael Jack "Matching solar photovoltaic electricity generation to demand profiles"
- Solis Norton "Low emission food system insights for NZ from a global farm tour and EROI review"
- Jefferson Dew "Demand Response Potential on Irrigated Dairy Farms"
- Fabien Montiel "Locally-resonant wave energy converter"
- Oseweuba Okoro, Zhifa Sun, John Birch and Stephen Moratti "Techno-economic consideration of a scaled-up meat waste biorefinery system: a simulation study"
- Soheil Mohseni, Alan Brent and Daniel Burmester "Optimal Sizing of an Islanded Micro-grid Using Meta-Heuristic Optimization Algorithms Considering Demand-Side Management"
- Tom Rusby, Ben Anderson, Patrick James and Abubakr Bahaj "The effects of LED light bulb installation on electricity demand in UK households: results of a large n randomised control trial"
- Carsten Dortans, Janet Stephenson, Ben Anderson and Michael Jack "Estimating the Technical Potential for Residential Demand Response in New Zealand"
- Dougal McQueen "PHES NZ"
- Tsani Fauziah Rakhmah "Quantifying barriers to more effective private sector involvement in the transition to low carbon energy system"
- Sandra Mandic, et al. "Adolescents' Travel to School Patterns in Urban, Semi-Urban and Rural Settings: Insights from the BEATS Research Programme"
- Brittany White and Sandra Mandic "Adolescents' Perceptions of the School Neighbourhood Environment in Small-to-Medium Urban Areas versus Rural Settlements"
- Ben Wooliscroft and Alexandra Ganglmair-Wooliscroft "Nudged into the Car: How Cultural Settings Trap Us"
Symposium poster presentations
- Elsa Dhombres, Oseweuba Okoro and Zhifa Sun "Exploring the potential of resource-recovery from plastic waste in New Zealand"
- Ben Anderson, Michael Jack and David Eyers "New Zealand GREEN Grid household electricity demand study 2014-2018"
- Anna Berka "The political economics of civic renewable energy – a country comparison"
- Antoni Moore, Christina Ergler, Judith Rodda, Long Chen, Jessica Calverley and Sandra Mandic "Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Rural study data in annotated maps"