Better energy management could reduce peak demand by the equivalent of two Hazelwood power stations. It's time to get serious about demand response solutions to our energy crisis.
The energy security crisis has politicians leaping to unveil various schemes. But we don't need piecemeal action – the Finkel review, due in June, aims to create a coherent new energy blueprint.
South Africa's power utility Eskom wants regulatory reporting requirements waived. The country's regulator faces possible court action if it agrees.
A recycling company has received tens of millions from the federal government to develop solid waste fuel. This fuel reduces landfill, shrinks our carbon footprint and protects the environment.
The Conservatives claim the energy market is broken. Are they right?
Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
As the cost of renewable energy falls, funding a new mine is a risky investment.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
Despite its name, the National Electricity Market doesn't reach WA. But those charged with guiding the eastern states' energy transition should look west once in a while.
The charge for retailing electricity in Australia compares poorly other deregulated markets in Europe
Victoria will be able to import more electricity to make up for any shortfalls from Hazelwood power station's closure.
The current flurry of energy policy aims to make power cheaper and more reliable. But it will take more than that to meet vital longer-term goals like cutting carbon while keeping future prices low.
The South Australian and federal governments' energy feud reached a peak this week, but just who is responsible?
Trump has pledged to invest big in infrastructure. An analysis shows the electric grid will need hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade just to keep things as they are.
South Australia is investing $550 million in a plan to improve the reliability of its electricity. But the side-effect is that the National Electricity Market will now be even harder to run.
Electricity retailers need to make their prices and offers more transparent and easier for customers to understand, or risk having to submit to price regulation to drive down bills.
Privatisation has failed to keep Australia's electricity cheap and reliable. Time to renationalise the grid.
The way writers drew on electricity to weave their stories tells us much about the history of electricity itself.
The power grid is increasingly computerized. That opens it to attacks and requires new defenses.
Here's the real problem behind Australia's electricity woes: the rules that govern decisions about what infrastructure to build, and when, are inflexible and outdated.