It’s time for a national grid that serves the public and meets the challenges of a warming world. A new government-owned and operated body should take control of Australia’s electricity system.
The cost of decarbonising the UK’s energy system is falling disproportionately on the poorest.
To understand the barriers endangered species face when trying to traverse their habitat, it helps to think of their environment like an electrical circuit board.
Nuclear energy generates 75% of France’s electricity, and ongoing troubles at the new Flamanville EPR reactor have raised crucial questions about its future in the country’s electricity mix.
The two countries have successfully collaborated on electricity supply for 11 years, but could Brexit pull this unique UK-Ireland innovation apart?
Australians are angry about electricity prices and both the federal government and opposition are proposing to cap them. Will this approach work, and what are the risks?
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
Two decades ago, the then SA premier, John Olsen, defied a campaign promise and announced plans to privatise the state’s electricity industry. It’s been a high-voltage issue ever since.
A new report predicts a boom in household solar and batteries as Australia’s electricity networks move to a more sustainable footing, with some states poised for a 500% boost in rooftop solar.
Privatisation and competition were supposed to make electricity cheaper. Instead, Australia’s quasi-federal energy system has made it easier to pass the buck when things go wrong.
South Australia’s government was angry about the blackouts enforced by electricity regulators. But with much of the state’s gas power offline, the regulators had little choice.
Managing voltage on the electricity network has always been an issue. But solar panels have the potential to make the situation better, not worse as some have feared.
In the absence of strong federal action on climate change, many states have developed their own climate and energy policies.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is that true?
Why is everyone talking about ‘emissions intensity’ schemes this week?
While South Australia’s storm hasn’t yet been specifically linked to climate change, it’s a reminder of the challenge of delivering essential services in a more variable climate.
Kangaroo Island’s electricity link to the mainland needs replacing. But a new analysis shows that for roughly the same price, the island could move to independent, local renewable energy sources.
Australia’s energy policy has lost its way over the past couple of decades, which is unfortunate because the challenges – to move to a low-carbon economy without high prices – have never been tougher.
Energy isolation would be more expensive and less secure.
There’s a wealth of climate policies to choose from this election – but what will they do electricity prices?