Government-owned firms are often branded as uncompetitive, stuck in the past and unable to truly innovate. But they’re sometimes better suited than private firms to drive new, clean technologies.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Angus Taylor
Michelle Grattan discusses the government's recently announced energy policy with Minister for Energy Angus Taylor
Under a rapidly changing climate, it’s not just about keeping the lights on. We not only want energy, but we want to breathe clean air, have enough food and live in a sustainable community.
Snowy 2.0 has been a lightning rod for controversy. From cost-blowouts to climate impacts and threats to native fish, experts say there are many reasons why it should be put on hold.
The NSW government is soon expected to grant environmental approval to Snowy 2.0. But that process should be halted.
For the next couple of decades, Snowy 2.0 will in fact store coal-fired electricity, not renewable electricity.
New analysis revealed less than half the extra pumped hydro capacity promised by Snowy 2.0 can be delivered. There is now overwhelming evidence the project should be put on hold.
Everything you need to know about pumped hydro.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
We are getting closer to being able to apply private sector rigour to the examination of public sector projects with social benefits.
Electricity storage is vital to the stability of a renewable energy grid. The world’s favourite form of storage is pumped hydro – and researchers have located thousands of candidate sites.
Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
The University of Canberra’s Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull had the media troop to Talbingo in the Snowy Mountains for Thursday’s big Hydro announcement.
In its latest move on energy policy, the Turnbull government has unveiled a plan to boost generation from the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50%.