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Fossil fuels are in the bad books. Fortunately, our wind and solar power technologies are now mature enough industries to complement our hydro and thermal resources (albeit coal and gas are still required to top up our peak loading!). Yet wave power, which holds greater potential energy than either wind or solar (and operates 24/7), is proving difficult to bring to commercialisation in a country that is surrounded by boisterous ocean! For instance, the Azura wave device (a point absorber...

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Rising sea levels & flooding (floating communities are unaffected by extreme weather events due to climate change) Seismic threats (floating communities are not attached to the ground and thus are unaffected by earthquakes) The high cost of urban land development (Auckland is a marine environment – there is ample water near the CBD for a floating development) Increasing traffic congestion (ferries are a cheaper transportation option than construction of motorways and light rail)...

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Rex Smith

Auckland, New Zealand

Joined this community on Jun 13, 2019

Bio 77 year old retiree holding several provisional patents in wave energy conversion. Active director for BluedgeWorld Ltd - a wave energy conversion (WEC) start-up company.

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Mt Roskill

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