Whether your energy comes from coal or renewable sources isn’t likely to make a difference to your risk of a blackout this summer.
Summer is here and the chance of blackouts is higher than normal. But the cause is unlikely to be the power station. The problem is usually much closer to home – in the local poles and wires.
Victoria’s Loy Yang brown coal power station at night. Breaking up generation companies might do little to bring prices down.
The government wants the power to break up power companies if they keep prices high. There's little to suggest it would achieve much.
Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih.
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The oil-exporting organization may have mustered the political will to cut production, but its disunity remains intact.
A better tomorrow?
Brexit may be an unexpected boon for the UK's climate leadership. Here's how the UK can seize the initiative.
The final day of parliament was just like the other sitting days of 2018: chaotic.
In the final sitting week for the year, the encryption bill was finally passed, and the Liberal Party changed its rules to prevent sitting prime ministers being toppled.
Renewables can cut prices as well as emissions.
South Australia's energy prices have gone up as more renewables entered the market – but prices would have gone up even more without them.
The two countries have been collaborating in a single electricity market for more than a decade.
The two countries have successfully collaborated on electricity supply for 11 years, but could Brexit pull this unique UK-Ireland innovation apart?
The tools on our smartphones are enabled by a huge network of mobile phone towers, Wi-Fi networks and server farms.
The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
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Making the transition to a sustainable energy future also means ensuring that affected communities - such as Australia's coal workers - aren't left by the wayside.
The UK's "illegal" backup power subsidy scheme effectively subsidised fossil fuel power generation. Lets use the hiatus to build a more flexible, low carbon energy system.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Now that Shorten has released the energy policy this week, the.
Coalition is reaching back into the past for lines and fears.
Labor's promise to subsidise batteries for households quickly became, in government parlance, “pink batts to pink batteries” – seeking to trigger memories of Rudd's policy that cost several lives.
In a speech to be delivered on Thursday, Shorten stresses a Labor government would seek bipartisanship on the NEG.
The ALP estimates the battery subsidy would triple the number of battery systems in Australian households. The policy sets a national target of one million household battery installations by 2025.
The UNSW climate dividend proposal will be launched on Wednesday by the Member for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps.
It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report to be released by UNSW today outlines how.
How many times have you heard “get out of the way!” when someone is trying to change the channel?
Even the Voyager spacecraft are controlled remotely, 20 billion kilometres away. It takes 20 hours for instructions to travel from Earth to the spacecraft but we can do it -- using a remote.
The poll found stark differences between voting intentions and attitude to energy policy.
A new poll reveals many Australians want to cut their electricity bills - but many also want to reduce emissions.
What happens to the leftovers?
Research shows that when Americans are aware of the scale of food waste, and how much energy and water are used to produce food, they support measures to reduce the problem.
Still from a video feedback sequence.
© Robert Pepperell 2018
Video feedback may be the nearest we have to visualising what conscious processing in the brain is like.
The beauty of our federation is that each state can learn from each other.
Ahead of two state elections, the Grattan Institute Orange Book examines the state of each state and how each can do things better. The good news is that if each copied the best in each field they would do very well indeed.
In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, France has committed to cutting achieving carbon neutrality for its building stock by 2050. While the goal is ambitious, the challenges are significant.