Households and businesses are set for more hip-pocket pain after regulators flagged hefty electricity price rises in four Australian states.
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Without energy market reform, expensive gas will have few upsides.
The Andrews government has signalled a major shakeup of Victoria’s energy sector. But are they enough to bring the state’s energy prices down and reduce emissions?
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.
An economist explains coal power’s rise and fall in charts.
Sometimes wind and solar power produce more electricity than the local grid can handle. Better energy storage and transmission could move extra energy to where it’s needed instead of shutting it off.
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.
Australia’s energy market operator has suspended the National Electricity Market, due to a perfect storm of coal plants going offline and a spike in fossil fuel prices.
Our coal-fired generators are failing, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made the gas that fires the generators that are replacing them expensive, and it’s suddenly got cold.
The soaring power prices expected to hit Australians are yet another reason the Albanese government should turbocharge its efforts on renewable energy and storage.
What’s pushing up coal and gas prices is pushing up electricity prices, but some states have better shields than others.
Australia’s wholesale electricity prices increased by 69% in the first quarter. But the competing claims about what that means are hard to decipher.
There’s no evidence the Australian government’s so-called ‘Big Stick" power pricing law have achieved anything, or were ever needed.
Low-income households are disproportionately affected by rising energy prices. A new report compares approaches to energy affordability in the EU and Australia.
Australia has one of the highest rooftop solar installation rates in the world, which is great news for our efforts to reduce emissions. But can the grid keep up?
I sifted through 30 power retailers’ offers to save on my home bills. Then I checked - and discovered I’d been switched to a more expensive plan.
Xi Jinping has been talking tough on decarbonising China, but blinked after an energy crisis threatened to derail the world economy.
Time-poor households, like single parent families, are caught between rising prices and unhelpful tariffs.