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Social discounting and the environment
(Centre for Resource Management, Lincoln University & University of Canterbury., 1990-08)
Giving the future less weight than the present when making decisions is known as temporal or time discounting. The practice of discounting is perfectly sensible in private capital investment. However, for public investments, ...
The future of thermal power generation in New Zealand
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-07)
This study focuses on a potential conflict between economic policy and environmental policy in New Zealand. On the one hand, New Zealand has an economic policy of deregulation; on the other, an environmental policy aimed ...
Indicators of sustainable energy development
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1991-07)
The social and environmental inadequacies of conventionally defined economic growth have led to the advocacy of "sustainability" as a more appropriate goal for national development.The broad goal of "sustainable development" ...
Natural resource accounting - an overview from a New Zealand perspective with special reference to the Norwegian experience
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-09)
Early in 1989, the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment commissioned a small research project in order to set directions for work on natural resource accounting in this country. Three recommendations were made in the ...
Transport fuels in New Zealand after Maui: lignite on the back burner
(Lincoln College and University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management., 1990-07)
The greenhouse effect is perhaps the major global environmental issue we face at the end of the twentieth century. It is a peculiarly intractable problem for various reasons. Scientific opinion is divided so policy makers ...