People struggling to pay their power bills may never have anticipated experiencing such hardship. It’s time to tackle energy equity head-on.
Dealing with the crisis, driven by the Ukraine war, is now Labor’s problem, and that gave Dutton something substantial to latch onto.
Energy bills are set to rise - and rise again. The government’s efforts so far have done very little. Time for a stronger approach.
The budget earmarked worthwhile climate measures, but many are piecemeal. Amid record-breaking extreme weather in Australia, federal spending on climate action still falls well short.
Australia must map out the best sites for generating the most electricity with the least environmental impact.
The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.
Subsidies are often a policy go-to for governments wanting to encourage more climate-friendly behaviours. But they should be used with caution.
Victoria’s new renewable plan is welcome - but it relies on building unsexy and challenging new transmission lines across the state.
Roundtable discussions with leaders from major energy companies reveal a lack of pressure from regulators or investors and a strong belief that fossil fuel use will continue for years to come.
Nestled among farmland, solar farms can be a refuge for wildlife.
The transition to net zero will require huge investments, but how do we make sure investment goes to the right place?
One of the world’s largest solar farms was meant to lift poor communities up. But instead it produced winners and losers.
Pumped hydro offers us large scale energy storage. If we do it carefully, we can make sure these dams don’t cause the damage of the past.
Loy Yang A power station burns brown coal – an inefficient source of electricity that doesn’t stand a chance competing against renewables.
The key to reducing green hydrogen costs in the future lies mainly in technological improvements.
A study of real-world disasters shows home solar and storage could keep the lights on and the air conditioner running during many outages, but not all.
A technique called ‘energy arbitrage’ allows owners of local ‘microgrids’ to make a profit by designing the network to buy cheap power, store it and sell it back at a higher price.
By 2025, factories are on track to churn out enough silicon to produce the equivalent of all installed solar – every year.
Australia last week moved to tackle the climate crisis when federal parliament passed Labor’s climate bill. But the new law is just the first step.
Online life produces a surprising amount of emissions that need to be tackled alongside physical e-waste.