If Canada began to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about four per cent per year, we could still meet our 2030 climate targets.
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.
Emissions from Australia's electricity sector have dropped markedly during the pandemic.
But a recession could cloud the renewables outlook.
It's more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn't easy.
The benefits of gas-fired power are badly overstated, and will take Australia further in the wrong direction on climate change.
After a decade of rising electricity bills, prices are projected to fall thanks to new renewable generation.
We have quantified the effects of twelve power station closures in five states. Local unemployment shoots up and comes down only slowly.
Summer is here and the chance of blackouts is higher than normal. But the cause is unlikely to be the power station. The problem is usually much closer to home – in the local poles and wires.
South Australia's energy prices have gone up as more renewables entered the market – but prices would have gone up even more without them.
The Labor Party's newly announced energy policy could finally set Australia's electricity sector on the path to a renewables-driven future. But policies are still needed to cut emissions elsewhere.
The federal government's the stubborn commitment to coal is pulling the government’s economic policy towards the sort of state socialism it is supposed to abhor.
An international report has found there's no future for Australia's coal exports.
Australia needs to accelerate its transition to clean energy, and not prolong the use of high-polluting, coal-fired infrastructure. Otherwise it risks missing out on an economic windfall.
Several states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have developed ambitious renewable energy targets that hinge in large part on getting their power from turbines stationed in the water.
By rebranding coal as 'dispatchable', the government's National Energy Guarantee looks set to preserve demand for coal-fired power by giving it a new role – one it's not well equipped to fulfil.
The price of renewable energy will fall significantly relative to new-build coal in coming decades, making an all-renewable electricity system more desirable, both economically and environmentally.
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