Dr Bob Lloyd

Associate Professor (ret)


Bob is from Australia, he came to New Zealand in 2002 after having worked for the Australian Co-operative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE), based at Murdoch University in Perth. There he worked on renewable energy systems for remote areas and managed various research projects including wind power, fuel cells, advanced battery systems and PV diesel hybrid systems. At ACRE he coordinated and edited a major review of standards in place for renewable energy systems in Australia which also included a section on training opportunities available in Australia in the renewable energy sector. He has also worked on renewable energy systems in China and the Pacific Islands and taught at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. His current research interests at Otago University, where he is the Director of Energy Studies, lie in energy conservation in residential housing and energy management including world energy resources. His PhD from Flinders University in South Australia was completed in the field of experimental atomic physics.

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Using power sector reform as an opportunity to increase the uptake of renewable energy in the power sector: Responding to peak oil and climate change in Caribbean and Pacific small island developing States, between 1970-2010Natural Resources Forum, 38:1, 02/2014
Are Feed-in Tariffs suitable for promoting solar PV in New Zealand cities?Energy Policy, 60, 2013
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) & energy aid: Impacts on the energy sector in the Caribbean and PacificEnergy for Sustainable Development, 17:5, 10/2013
The suitability of a feed-in tariff for wind energy in New Zealand — A study based on stakeholders' perspectivesEnergy Policy, 43, April 2012
Tackling cold housing and fuel poverty in New Zealand: A review of policies, research, and health impactsEnergy Policy, 49, 134-142, 2012
The growth delusionSustainability, 1, 516-536, 2009
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Development challenges under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)—Can renewable energy initiatives be put in place before peak oil?Energy Policy 37, 237–245, 2009
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The efficacy of an energy efficient upgrade program in New ZealandEnergy and Buildings 40, 1228–1239, 2008
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International policy issues regarding solar water heating, with a focus on New ZealandEnergy Policy 36, 1843–1857, 2008
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Performance of commercially available solar and heat pump water heatersEnergy Policy 36, 3807–3813, 2008
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The commons revisited: The tragedy continuesEnergy Policy 35, 5806–5818, 2007
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Fuel poverty in New ZealandSocial Policy Journal of New Zealand, 27, March 2006
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