My values are Labour values.

I want to help build a stronger, more caring society. I am passionate about Dunedin, and I bring considerable energy and wide experience to the task of representing this electorate.

My diverse work background has given me an understanding of the economic and social levers that can be pulled to achieve meaningful change.

Please read some of the discussions included here. I welcome your comments.

- David Clark

Local Energy Solutions

Dunedin has more than its fair share of innovative people.  Partly this is due to the influence of the University, and partly it is due to its attractiveness as a place to live, and partly it’s just the way it’s always been.  Dunedin is a harbour town with countryside close by.  But it also sustains an active arts scene, good coffee-houses, and pockets of alternative life-stylers.  Smart people choose to live here.

One sector that is particularly well-serviced locally – with innovative and progressive folk – is the energy sector.  Some at the University make careers out of researching possibilities and trends, such as those teaching in the energy studies programme.  

A highly practical example of local folk putting their shoulders to the sustainability wheel is Blueskin Power – the Waitati energy project.  

Local entrepreneur Bill Currie has developed New Zealand’s first domestic-use wind turbine.

One group I met with recently is the Solar Action Network.  Their website and regular bulletins are well worth exploring.  Much like a coffee-table house and garden type magazine, but a little more informative – and free to download.  The most recent edition focuses on home insulation innovations, projects and costs. 

Another great local initiative.


1 comment on ‘Local Energy Solutions’

  1. 20 August, 2011

    That sounds great, I’ll definitely take a look at the solar energy magazine.

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