Building a U.S. offshore wind industry will require more than just fast-tracking permits.
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To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
Yallourn power station, Australia’s oldest and dirtiest coal plant, will close four years ahead of schedule. Without a national policy, coal workers are left dangerously exposed.
For an orderly transition from fossil fuels, Australia needs a carbon price to replace its hodgepodge of clumsy government interventions.
Houses as power stations.
New social housing can provide a safe, secure and climate resilient home for tenants.
Concrete spillway from Lake Benmore Dam in Otago, New Zealand.
Investment in renewable electricity needs bipartisan political support and some bold decisions if New Zealand is to meet its future energy commitments.
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Companies are using these credits to offset their emissions, though many projects won't meaningfully reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
The latest estimates of electricity generation costs in Australia find renewables will soon be the cheapest even with grid integration expenses.
As he reaches the end of his five-year term, Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel reflects on his proudest achievements in the role - and why the biggest projects have been the most unexpected.
The government has unveiled a $1.9 billion package of investments in new and emerging technologies, and reinforced its message that it is time to move on from assisting now commercially-viable renewables.
A clean energy transition is vital in Australia, but big projects like Forest Wind must take local communities with them.
Grid-scale batteries could be at least double the cost of those in electric vehicles.
Electricity is only one part of the green energy puzzle we need to solve.
A worker checks the installation of a solar panel array atop an IKEA store in Miami.
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Increased business lobbying for incentives and mandates may tip the balance in favor of a cleaner US energy policy.
Renewable energy projects are often in direct competition with fossil fuels for the hearts and minds of communities. There's a way to win people over though, with ongoing local employment.
Emissions from Australia's electricity sector have dropped markedly during the pandemic.
But a recession could cloud the renewables outlook.
Ron Lamb installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm near Claresholm, Alta.
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Talking about energy transitions could help overcome the impasse we seem to have reached on climate change.
Sun Cable could provide Australia an alternative to the export business of coal and gas, and even reduce our export dependence on China.
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Wind turbines and solar farms need a lot of raw materials. Australia can supply some, but we need to do it sustainably.
The benefits of gas-fired power are badly overstated, and will take Australia further in the wrong direction on climate change.
The costs of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaics, is declining rapidly.
Investing billions in refurbishing nuclear generating stations doesn't make economic sense as the cost of renewables fall dramatically.