Pow­er­ing NZ’s fu­ture with­out oil

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Tran­si­tion Mata­mata is pleased to sup­port a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion hosted by Mata­mata Col­lege next Mon­day evening, Novem­ber 30.

The ses­sion kicks off at 6pm in the staffroom.

The sub­ject of the 45-minute talk is re­new­able en­ergy and pow­er­ing New Zealand’s fu­ture with­out oil.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will be given by Michael Walm­s­ley, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor in the School of Science and Engi­neer­ing at the Univer­sity of Waikato.

Dr Walm­s­ley spent last year abroad as a Ful­bright Fel­low in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia and Hun­gary re­search­ing sus­tain­able en­ergy so­lu­tions for the USA and Europe.

He will do a sim­i­lar ses­sion on sus­tain­able en­ergy sup­ply for the fu­ture with col­lege science stu­dents dur­ing the day.

Tim­ing is ex­cel­lent, with the Paris Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence open­ing the same day as the pre­sen­ta­tion here in Mata­mata. This topic should be of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to farm­ers and oth­ers re­liant on fos­sil fu­els in their work. or­gan­ised by Tran­si­tion Mata­mata and con­ducted by a Sus­tain­abil­ity Op­tions con­sul­tant. Sim­ple, prac­ti­cal so­lu­tions are the fo­cus of the ses­sion.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book an as­sess­ment time, ring Caro­line Ma­son on 888 6647 or email caro­line@tech­ma­son.co.nz.

Tran­si­tion Mata­mata is a non­profit com­mu­nity group pro­mot­ing en­ergy con­ser­va­tion, sus­tain­able liv­ing, and a strong and re­silient lo­cal econ­omy. To join the news­let­ter email list, send your ad­dress to info@aquas.co.nz.

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Dr Michael Walm­s­ley will give a talk next week on re­new­able en­ergy.

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