More than 80% of UK households use gas to heat their homes so the industry has to handle huge swings in demand.
Our energy system puts consumers more or less at the mercy of business and regulators. What if the future of energy meant putting the power back in the hands of households?
South Africa's obsession with nuclear energy under the leadership of President Zuma, is dangerous.
New research shows that computers, streaming video and other digital technologies are helping Americans spend more time at home and less out shopping and commuting, yielding measurable energy savings.
Critical thinking is of paramount importance, especially as it applies to research on the internet -- and to our energy future. Educators have a duty to ensure students avoid fake news on energy.
Distributed-energy technologies are a disruptive force that can improve the quality of life for the world's most disadvantaged and poor.
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.
The urban heat island and summertime blackouts.
The Conversation25,6 MB (download)
Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.
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.
To achieve universal energy access by 2030, the UN says Senegal must double its electrification rate.
Blockchain technology could be applied to our energy grids to make them smarter, and turn energy consumers into producers.
Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
Diatoms' tricks may offer new insights that keep solar cell energy running efficiently and robustly throughout their processes.
The government's handshake deal with gas suppliers may have stopped the market plunging off a cliff, but it's not doing much more.
Despite the hype around electric vehicles, sales in most nations, including Canada, remain stagnant. Policy support in California and Norway have helped boost sales.
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?
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.
We can make up 70% of Australia's projected gas shortfall simply by improving energy efficiency and sensible use of gas alternatives.
Here's what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world if the mine goes ahead.
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.