Australia has only scratched the surface of what’s possible when it comes to better managing energy demand.
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The ins and out of South Africa’s national power grid and why Eskom keeps tripping the switch.
The electric vehicle transition is about more than just scrapping petrol cars. We must also ensure quality technology, anticipate the future and make sure no-one gets left behind.
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Per capita electricity use was higher in the 1970s than today.
Rural people’s access to fuelwood isn’t determined by the availability of the wood, instead it’s controlled by power dynamics.
An official report on Thursday said blackouts are not expected this summer. But consumers will still have to pay through the nose to make the system more reliable.
There are many possible outcomes from the closure of the smelter – just don’t expect lower electricity prices to be one of them.
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.
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A recent ransomware attack on the UK electricity system shows this pandemic is also about computer viruses.
A switch to electric transport is one of New Zealand’s key climate strategies. It will increase demand on the national grid, but might also help increase renewable electricity generation.
Here’s how spinning metal can smooth out the spikes in renewable electricity generation.
In some areas of human activity such as farming, we are exhausting our capacity to adapt to climate change.
Australian winemakers have lost smoke-tainted crops and political leaders apparently cannot solve the Murray Darling crisis. Perhaps climate change is getting the better of us.
Power cuts continued to plague some African countries.
There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.
There are plenty of economic reasons to change our gas-guzzling habits.
The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles are a cost-effective solution.
In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time.
Water and power cuts prompted by reduced rainfall and drought in Southern Africa have caused major problems for business.
Motorists and governments have each been waiting for the other to take the plunge on electric cars.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
The Mugga Lane Solar Farm in the ACT is part of a new wave of large-scale renewable energy projects.
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Australia could be getting half of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025, even without government subsidies for new wind and solar projects, according to a new analysis of energy industry trends.
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Digitalisation and better energy storage are reshaping the electricity market.
NuScale Power aims to build the nation’s first advanced small modular reactor.
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Advanced small modular reactors, known as SMRs, will probably have many advantages over older technology. But it’s not yet known how they will stack up against other sources of electricity.
Policymakers need to be smart about the smart meter rollout.
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You may already have a smart meter at home, which monitors your electricity use at 30-minute intervals. But until you can access that data yourself, you could be missing out on the best power deals.