The price of renewable energy will fall significantly relative to new-build coal in coming decades, making an all-renewable electricity system more desirable, both economically and environmentally.
On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
If history is a guide, policies that promote wind power expansion will lead to lower prices – potentially beating fossil fuels in the US by 2030.
The South Australian and federal governments' energy feud reached a peak this week, but just who is responsible?
Nobody in business wants to touch new "clean" coal plants, which means taxpayers would be left to foot the billion-dollar bills.
Global emissions from fossil fuels have stalled. That puts us in the right place to keep warming below 2℃, but there's plenty of work still to be done.
South Australia's recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia's electricity network.
Australia has the world's largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean's potential?
Queensland currently gets 7% of it's electricity from renewable sources - but is aiming for 50% by 2030.
Australia's electricity market will be reviewed over the next six months, following South Australia's state-wide blackout.
South Australia's wind energy has been caught in a storm since last week's blackout, but what do we really know?
South Australia's electricity price shock in July showed that Australia hasn't worked out how to put large amounts of wind energy into the grid.
We always hear that renewable energy is getting cheaper, but what does that really mean?
The electricity market that covers most of Australia is designed to have periods of high prices, to attract new generators. But there may be better ways to encourage electricity investment.
Photovoltaics and wind energy now have such a large head start that no other low-emission generation technology has a reasonable prospect of catching them.
The federal election campaign has highlighted the very different visions of Australia’s renewable energy future held by the major parties.
Victoria has announced a renewable energy target of 40% by 2025.
The Coalition has asked CSIRO to develop a "roadmap" towards commercialised clean energy. It's a good idea as long as the plan is clear, and there's enough money behind it.
Britain's future could be bright – but first the grid needs a major upgrade.
Catch 22: renewable energy can help fight climate change, but climate change might prove hard on renewable energy.