The humble shipping container is sparking a revolution in architecture, plug and play infrastructure, portable labs and many other innovations.
It would be better to proactively restructure South Africa's electricity sector to spur innovation and investment and reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy.
More than 150 Australian experts have demanded greater action on climate change from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The recent meeting of Australia's energy ministers had a major focus on gas in our power sector.
Plans to build the world's largest offshore windfarm show projects are getting bigger and bigger, and moving ever further from land.
A former state regulator and member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission argues that subsidizing reactors to keep them running is unnecessary and will be bad for consumers and the environment.
A nuclear engineer makes the case that nuclear power plants are important resources and should receive economic rewards for providing steady supplies of carbon-free electricity.
Many households in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria will lose their subsidies for solar power this year.
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.
There's a wider trend towards linking the energy and climate portfolios, and not before time – the race is on towards a low-carbon economy, and joined-up policy gets faster results.
It's not just about finding money for things like solar panels – poorer households can also find it harder to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options they do have.
Australia's energy policy has lost its way over the past couple of decades, which is unfortunate because the challenges – to move to a low-carbon economy without high prices – have never been tougher.
Amid the gloom, here are some hopeful signs that we can meet our climate obligations.
Mining requires huge amounts of energy – could it be replaced with renewables?
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.
The ups and downs of climate policy since the 2013 federal election.
These countries are well-positioned to lead the way from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy.
There are several areas where Australia could be a world leader in innovation. If we can identify them and focus our efforts there, we could generate some genuine benefits here and abroad.
Farmers were supposed to bet big on energy crops like short-rotation willow to help fuel the UK's biomass fleet. It hasn't worked out like that.