Yadlamalka Energy’s solar farm at Neuroodla, South Australia.
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The Australian Labor government’s expanded Capacity Investment Scheme gives us a better chance of hitting high renewable energy targets. It’s not without risk but well worth the rewards.
Central Maine Power Co. lineman John Baril works to restore electricity in Lewiston, Maine, on March 15, 2023, after a winter storm.
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Power companies can be publicly or privately owned and may report to corporate boards, local governments or co-op members. But there’s no one best way to deliver electricity reliably and affordably.
More and more motorists are opting for bigger EVs – but there are several environmental concerns to consider.
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When Australia’s government and opposition argue over how to get to net zero emissions, nuclear power is the flashpoint. The argument against nuclear is stronger, but not for the obvious reason.
30 of the 50 economists surveyed want a carbon price of the kind introduced by Julia Gillard in 2012 and abolished by Tony Abbott in 2014. Several say there’s little “time left to act seriously”.
Solar power is likely to become the dominant electricity source worldwide by 2050.
Solar energy is set for a rapid expansion – but only if several barriers are overcome, according to new research.
A new house under construction outside the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve, Ont.
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As climate change increasingly threatens our daily lives, we must redesign our homes to better protect us and be part of the solution.
If Australia is to meet its net zero targets it must move fast and build massive industrial infrastructure. But those projects are provoking fierce hostility. Is there a way through the green dilemma?
Of all Australia’s climate policies, the Renewable Energy Target has been the most effective. Why have Australian governments moved away from it, and how can they revive it?
A large-scale battery storage system in Long Beach, Calif., provides renewable electricity during peak demand periods.
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Some power plants don’t have massive smokestacks or cooling towers – or even a central site.
Photograph of the first Solvay Conference in 1911 at the Hotel Metropole. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes is standing third from the right.
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Superconductivity may sound like science fiction, but the first experiments to achieve it were conducted over a century ago. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, credited with the discovery, won a Nobel Prize in 1913.
One of the most popular species of fish found in tropical marine aquariums is the common clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris).
New research reveals the environmental impact of keeping tropical fish as household pets – but there are ways to reduce it.
Our research has found 30,000 farm dams which could be used as energy storage. Solar by day, hydro by night.
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Thinking about getting your home off gas, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a few handy tips to get you on your way.
Just generating heat is not enough. We must also capture, store, and utilize waste heat year-round and especially in the winter months.
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As the drive towards electrification advances, one fact seems clear: it is far easier to reuse waste heat for our homes and businesses than it is to generate it anew.
20 years ago, solar and wind were expensive enough to make nuclear seem like an option for Australia. With cheap renewables a reality, there’s simply no point to domestic nuclear.
Low-income residents are among those most likely to lose cooling in their homes because they can’t pay their bills.
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One in 4 American households are at risk of losing power because of the high cost of energy. Over 30% of those disconnections are in summer, when heat gets dangerous.
Charging at home is more convenient for apartment dwellers, too.
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Illinois passed the latest law requiring new apartment buildings to be wired for EV chargers. Now apartment communities are figuring out the best ways to make shared charging work for everyone.
A new report from the Grattan Institute shows most households can save thousands of dollars by getting off gas and switching to electric appliances.
The likely El Niño is bad timing for the electricity sector, and means Australians may face supply disruptions and volatile prices.