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From Smoke to Mirrors
     

From Smoke to Mirrors

by Kevin Cudby
 

Based on interviews with and reports from New Zealand and overseas engineers and researchers, From Smoke to Mirrors lays out a practical plan for developing a fully renewable supply of petrol, diesel, and jet fuel in New Zealand.
It is based on solid, well-known technology, not airy-fairy things that might get invented sometime in the future. This is a book that

Overview

Based on interviews with and reports from New Zealand and overseas engineers and researchers, From Smoke to Mirrors lays out a practical plan for developing a fully renewable supply of petrol, diesel, and jet fuel in New Zealand.
It is based on solid, well-known technology, not airy-fairy things that might get invented sometime in the future. This is a book that everyone can read. It looks at the strengths and weaknesses of all the alternatives. It shows why simple, proven solutions are most likely to work. It also looks at technologies that will be important in other countries, and shows why they will not be appropriate for New Zealand.
New Zealand scientists showed how New Zealand could replace fossil liquid fuels with indigenous renewable energy way back in the 1970s. The technology wasn't ready back then—but now it’s on the brink of practical reality.
The fastest and most economic way to eliminate imported fuel is develop a home-grown industry, so that New Zealand can make its own renewable petrol and diesel.
The best news is that the inflation-adjusted cost of road transport in 2040 should be no more expensive than it is today.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033248513
Publisher:
Kevin Cudby
Publication date:
05/21/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Cudby has written dozens of articles for magazines in New Zealand and elsewhere. He has a solid background as a manufacturing and development engineer in the electronics industry. Deconstructing technology is one of his strongest skills. He has been a professional journalist since 2004, with a special interest in stories about energy, transport, and seafaring. He is best known for his many articles in Boating New Zealand and e.nz (published by The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand). He is also an accomplished technical writer who enjoys converting difficult new concepts into simple, straightforward stories. Born in Lower Hutt some decades before the beginning of the twenty-first century, he shares his life with his wife Diana and one cat. When he is not writing, fishing, or relaxing, he teaches introductory seamanship at a Wellington-based sailing academy.

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