High gas prices have left Adelaide’s Pelican Point power station running at less than half its capacity.
South Australia's government was angry about the blackouts enforced by electricity regulators. But with much of the state's gas power offline, the regulators had little choice.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…
Million of Germans gather to show faith in the Hitler regime, 1933.
The reboot of the Nazi salute should not be taken lightly, given its history of hatred and genocide.
Donald Trump eats dinner with Mitt Romney (right) and Reince Priebus.
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Two Italian scholars who fled fascism in the 1920s urgently warned that American democracy was vulnerable to the same gradual erosion as in Italy. Their message still rings true today.
Eskom power lines. South Africa’s power utility may be in a much weaker financial position than generally appreciated.
A closer look into the latest financial numbers of South Africa's state power utility, Eskom, suggest that it may be in a more vulnerable position than appreciated.
Koeberg power station, in Cape Town, is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. South Africa is considering a proposal to build more such power stations.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.
Do they still rule the world?
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While few would bemoan its end, the club fostered strong ties among the titans of Corporate America and ensured moderate candidates and policies. Its death has led to more extremism.
Nanobots at work.
Explosive developments driving the tiniest engines in the world.
Hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees.
Fire has played a vital role in human history, and will continue to. Recent advances in fusion herald the freeing of fire from captivity back into its natural form.
In Nigeria 96% of households are connected to the grid, but only 18% of these connections function more than about half the time.
Africa still has numerous electricity challenges to overcome, but several countries are getting it right when it comes to providing electricity to their people.
Energy in South Africa did not feature as a major part of the 2016 budget speech – unlike in 2015.
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan left energy analysts disappointed by not discussing the topic in much detail.
Energy network owners are frequently using legal battles to draw out the regulatory process.
Generators, retailers and consumers should be central to regulating utilities because network operators are gaming the system.
Why do we trust people with power (other than politicians)?
Rational actor theories suggest the powerless should be reluctant to trust the powerful, but studies show we tend to do just that.
Best of times, worst of times: How leadership elections and an EU referendum are conspiring to leave party donations on the backburner just when it seems most possible to make a difference.
Queen Elizabeth will often wear a scarf with a triangular fold to shield her hair.
The most simple form of adornment – a single piece of cloth – can be a signifier of status and wealth.
Gas prices: are we being scammed?
Following intense pressure from consumer groups, politicians and the media, the UK’s Big Six power companies have all announced price reductions on some of their gas tariffs. Cuts ranged from Npower’s…
Laughter and violence have two things in common: they’re both non-verbal and they both occur when words fail.
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It should come as no surprise that comedians would feel threatened by the attack on Charlie Hebdo: the freedom to offend is the source of their livelihood, and many who have offended have been threatened…
Should you be paying for big energy users?
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The federal government has now achieved passage of its Direct Action plan through the Senate. Some wheeling and dealing with the cross-benches was required of course – but while the government may oppose…
Third time lucky: after a deal between Clive Palmer (right) and his Senate PUPs with the government, the carbon tax has finally been repealed.
UPDATED THURSDAY 17 JULY, 11:20am: Australia’s “carbon tax” has been axed – so what does it mean for you and for Australia…
New organic, non-toxic, water-based batteries that last five times longer than their lithium counterparts have been developed…