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February 29
The latest book by Kevin Cudby - From Smoke to Mirrors.

Transition Towns Otaki have invited local writer Kevin Cudby to discuss his book From Smoke to Mirrors.

From Smoke to Mirrors describes a master plan for banishing imported liquid fuel from New Zealand's economy by 2040.
New Zealand does not need battery or hydrogen-powered vehicles, but just in case some people really want them, the plan is designed to accommodate these technologies.
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, and shows why simple, proven solutions are most likely to work. New Zealand scientists showed how we could do this way back in the 1970s. The technology wasn't ready back then—but now it's on the brink of practical reality.


Mr Cudby says his latest book, From Smoke to Mirrors, lays out a practical plan for developing a fully renewable supply of petrol, diesel, and jet fuel for New Zealand.
"It's all 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, and shows why simple, proven solutions are most likely to work. We don't need battery or hydrogen-powered vehicles, but just in case some people really want them, I designed the plan to accommodate these technologies," he says.

"You'll find everything you need to know about ethanol; biodiesel; renewable petrol, diesel and jet fuel; battery vehicles; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; hybrids; and a bunch of other technologies I've included because they are interesting, weird, or funny.

"My Keep New Zealand Real blog expands and updates the information in From Smoke to Mirrors."

Mr Cudby invites views of his services page to find out how he can help you or your organisation.

kevincudby.com/

 
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