When utilities plan investments, they think decades ahead. A recent study shows why power companies should be spending more on renewables despite the Trump administration's tilt toward fossil fuels.
Solar PV and wind energy have overtaken coal as the leading sources of new electricity generation worldwide, with falling prices and new storage technologies making clean energy ever more attainable.
The idea that Australia's national electricity market is either useful or feasible has simply passed.
Australia has enough gas reserves to supply the next 25 years' demand. Federal pressure to lift state bans on onshore gas development is pointless, risky – and won't bring prices down.
A new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia says that the electricity sector needs to do far more to cut its carbon emissions than will be delivered by current policies.
Data suggests a smart-meter plan to shift electricity use to off-peak hours has had almost no impact.
A year after Brexit, experts from the Grenoble École de Management and the Centre for European Economic Research look at what impacts the UK's leaving the EU could have on energy prices and security.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has attempted to address the energy 'trilemma': electricity that's cheap, reliable and low-emissions. Has he succeeded? Our expert panel weighs in.
The Finkel review is designed to create a coherent and realistic plan for a low-emissions future. Here are the details you need to know.
A new report from CSIRO outlines four pathways for Australia to hit our Paris climate targets, and get cheaper energy at the same time.
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.
Earlier this year Australia's energy market operator warned of a gas shortage, sparking fears of an energy crisis. But new research shows the projected shortfall is so small, it may already be closed.
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.