Federal energy minister says his state counterparts have moved closer to approving the National Energy Guarantee, but no one signed on the dotted line at Friday's crunch talks.
As energy ministers head into a crucial meeting with their federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg, our state-by-state guide compares their various stances on the future of the National Energy Guarantee.
A policy that aims to reshape the electricity sector needs to be judged on its numbers. But the lack of public modelling from the Energy Security Board makes it impossible for analysts to do this.
Environmentalists and climate hawks are cheering, but many experts aren't excited about the state making rooftop solar panels mandatory on most new homes beginning in 2020.
In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
Experts expect the wind business to remain brisk in the US and abroad, on land and offshore.
The federal government is confident that states will sign up to the National Energy Guarantee, with a final decision now timetabled for August.
Daylight savings time means our most active periods are better aligned with daylight hours.
Those on low incomes get less back from home improvement schemes than they pay in government charges.
February is the riskiest time of the year for blackouts, as the nation returns to work and school and soaring temperatures put pressure on the system.
Last year was a vicious one for climate and energy politics. And with a South Australian election and various other federal decisions in the offing, 2018 looks like being similarly rancorous.
Canada's growing population and online shopping habits make meeting our emissions targets a challenge. With some targeted intervention, we can transform our economy, and society, for the better.
At the end of 2017, Australia is starting to (slowly) address our energy problems. But it's also clear the federal government has abdicated leadership and responsibility.
Sun, wind, waste biomass, geothermal, tides and waves: all these energy sources in Sydney's backyard add up to a zero-carbon energy solution for the city.
Much of Australia's energy debate is centred around 'models' of various policies. But how do they work? And what can they really tell us?
A recent report claims that Australia's energy can reliably come from 50% renewable sources by 2030. But arguing over renewable levels distracts from a paucity of policy.
With better access to energy, women in developing nations could spend more time working or in school. But Energy Secretary Rick Perry's claim that fossil fuels improve women's lives misses the mark.
The National Energy Guarantee proposal seems geared towards locking in the status quo rather than driving the much-needed energy transition.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
By rebranding coal as 'dispatchable', the government's National Energy Guarantee looks set to preserve demand for coal-fired power by giving it a new role – one it's not well equipped to fulfil.