New Zealand voters are divided on climate policy along party lines, with the majority on one side of the political spectrum calling for urgent action while at the other end most recommend caution.
Electric utilities will often cut off power to prevent equipment from starting wildfires during hot, windy weather.
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In an era of climate change and extreme weather, a microgrid — a self-sufficient, energy-generating distribution and control system — puts communities on the path to self-reliance.
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The government's latest energy plans are a failure of logic, and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades.
Malcolm Turnbull has launched a swingeing attack on Scott Morrison's gas-led recovery.
The Morrison government will tell its refocused clean energy agencies and the clean energy regulator to give priority to investment in five low emissions technologies and report how they are accelerating them.
We cannot rely on technology development alone to deeply cut Australia's emissions. Other policies and more money will be needed.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Angus Taylor
Michelle Grattan discusses the government's recently announced energy policy with Minister for Energy Angus Taylor
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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.
Supercomputing, frequent flying and powering up observatories: astronomy has an enormous carbon footprint.
With a bit of political vision, risk-taking and a national strategy led by government, Australia too can kickstart investment in the post-COVID recovery.
The blocks can be used to run steam turbines at power stations as a clean alternative to burning coal, and at a fraction of the price of storing energy in batteries.
Black turbine blades seem to reduce bird collisions, but it's important to know why.
Building renewable energy infrastructure involves mining for materials such as lithium, graphite and cobalt. If not done responsibly, that could cause huge environmental damage.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has described hydrogen-powered cars as "mind-bogglingly stupid". So is he right?
The Japanese government will retire its fleet of old, inefficient coal-fired generation by 2030. If Japan's commitment to coal weakens, our exports can expect a big hit.
A clean energy transition is vital in Australia, but big projects like Forest Wind must take local communities with them.
Geothermal reservoirs supply more than 15% of New Zealand's electricity. The heat energy stored in geothermal fields is vast but not infinite.
Yes, transitioning Australia to a zero-carbon economy is essential, but the federal government must remedy this imbalance.
Chico & Clough
We discovered wind farms in Spain that had carved up peat bogs, causing them to release carbon to the atmosphere.
We are now at the start of the sixth great wave in economic disruption, driven by renewables, electomobilty and smart-city technologies.