An engineering assessment Carbon Zero: the dream and the reality
The Climate Commission has given us some pretty sobering recommendations about the steps to reducing carbon emissions but have they done an engineering assessment of their advice?
Join the Mechanical Engineering Group and Engineering New Zealand Auckland Branch for this presentation based on a paper of the same name to be presented at the Electricity Engineers Association Conference which, in turn, is based on research carried out by Prof Michael Kelly an eminent New Zealand engineer based at Cambridge University UK. It concentrates on the three main challenges posed by the Commission’s advice: how to convert transport to electricity; how to switch from heating using fossil fuels to electric heating and how to provide the emissions free electricity needed all within the postulated timeframe.
How to provide the needed energy storage will also be discussed.
The presentation will conclude with a description of other options for meeting the Commission’s objectives such as nuclear power and batteries.