Paul Thorsnes

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This research presents a new web-based application, called Personalised Energy Priorities (PEP), that provides households with personalised and tailored advice on practices or technologies they might adopt to improve the energy efficiency of their home. PEP proceeds in a manner similar to an online energy audit, but combines a user centric design approach(More)
There is considerable interest in New Zealand in establishing “Customary Management Areas” (taiāpure and mātaitai) and Marine Reserves to support Māori cultural practices and restore declining biodiversity and fish stocks. Allocation of near-shore marine areas for these management systems potentially benefits the larger public, but it has often been(More)
This paper analyses which recipient-country characteristics are the most important to people considering giving aid money to an NGO to spend in a developing country. For example, do most people prefer to give money to a country where average incomes are low, or to one with high child mortality rates? Do they prefer to support a country whose people are(More)
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