Thanks one of the treasurer’s most trusted confidants, we can now piece together what the government’s likely to do next about rising energy bills. Here’s what I expect to see over the next month.
Ghanaian urban and development planners need to move away from looking up to examples of innovations from the global north.
Natural gas projects in Africa might help reduce supply shortages temporarily, but they could soon become stranded assets.
Two-thirds of those surveyed back capped gas prices, an extra tax on gas exporters that would subsidise prices, or rules requiring Australian gas to be reserved for Australian use.
A key issue for African countries is: how to contribute towards averting a climate disaster without compromising economic growth and development.
People struggling to pay their power bills may never have anticipated experiencing such hardship. It’s time to tackle energy equity head-on.
Australia has by far the highest domestic gas prices of any gas-exporting country. Threating to withhold export licences would bring prices down
The budget earmarked worthwhile climate measures, but many are piecemeal. Amid record-breaking extreme weather in Australia, federal spending on climate action still falls well short.
Most households pay a flat rate 24/7 for electricity although the cost of generating it fluctuates through the day. Wireless technologies are changing that system.
Roundtable discussions with leaders from major energy companies reveal a lack of pressure from regulators or investors and a strong belief that fossil fuel use will continue for years to come.
Europe is facing the prospect of an acute energy crisis – how does research suggest households can reduce their energy use?
A study of real-world disasters shows home solar and storage could keep the lights on and the air conditioner running during many outages, but not all.
Hurricane Fiona will set back efforts to restore Puerto Rico that date back five years to Hurricane Maria. Two scholars explain how the island’s weak institutions worsen the impacts of disasters.
The European Commission is trying to tackle the energy crisis without dismantling its cross border power market.
Truss heads off imminent crisis while storing up problems for the long term.
Cutting a home’s energy waste starts with stopping the leaks. Energy-efficient appliances and windows can make a difference, too.
The important change sends a direct signal for more investment in renewable energy, and comes not a moment too soon.
Britain’s households are facing a cold winter but its power market could learn something from neighbouring systems to avert a crisis
International experience suggests South Africa can benefit by focusing on a simple restructuring of its power utility, allowing well-run state-owned entities to flourish.
The hybrid nature of threats to South Africa’s energy infrastructure can only be solved by an integrated solution, including severe sanctions that should include fines and imprisonment.