Electricity emissions can be cut to net-zero while keeping the lights on and prices down. But achieving that quickly means keeping gas around, for now.
While much of the world moves towards zero-carbon economies, a NSW mega-plan for new renewables may set up the state as an energy superpower.
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.
Better energy efficiency lowers electricity bills, manages energy demand and helps the climate. Unfortunately, Australia is going nowhere on this cheap, simple measure.
The rules governing Australia's electricity market are more than 20 years old and no longer serve consumers, or climate action. But big energy companies are using COVID-19 to delay reform.
The federal government is spending $94 million to buy cheap oil. Instead, Australia should use the money to manufacture our own energy.
For the next couple of decades, Snowy 2.0 will in fact store coal-fired electricity, not renewable electricity.