Politics podcast: Josh Frydenberg, George Christensen and Mark Butler on the Finkel review.
It's clear that reaching an outcome on energy policy which brings the certainty business needs to invest will be a hard slog for Malcolm Turnbull.
The Finkel Review is scientifically modest but politically deft.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has attempted to address the energy 'trilemma': electricity that's cheap, reliable and low-emissions. Has he succeeded? Our expert panel weighs in.
Australia is awash with options for low-emissions energy.
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A new report from CSIRO outlines four pathways for Australia to hit our Paris climate targets, and get cheaper energy at the same time.
The forecast for future blackouts in Australia doesn’t look good if there’s no change in our energy demand and supply.
Better energy management could reduce peak demand by the equivalent of two Hazelwood power stations. It's time to get serious about demand response solutions to our energy crisis.
The Maguga Dam in Swaziland. Many development challenges of dams are not as clear as critics suggest.
Dams are once again being recognised as important key contributors to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Converting waste into fuel or energy should be part of Australia’s recycling and rubbish reduction plan.
A recycling company has received tens of millions from the federal government to develop solid waste fuel. This fuel reduces landfill, shrinks our carbon footprint and protects the environment.
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Earlier this year Australia's energy market operator warned of a gas shortage, sparking fears of an energy crisis. But new research shows the projected shortfall is so small, it may already be closed.
Many bitcoins equals a heavy environmental burden.
The digital world is taking more and more space in our lives... and dramatically increasing electrical use. It’s a serious problem given the urgent need fight climate change.
Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
The Conservatives claim the energy market is broken. Are they right?
Indian and Chinese representatives mark the launch of the New Development Bank.
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The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
Hydro electricity will be part of Australia’s energy future.
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Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
Keeping things cold wastes a massive amount of energy. What if this could be harnessed?
South Australia has the most wind energy in the country.
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The South Australian and federal governments' energy feud reached a peak this week, but just who is responsible?
No matter how hard we dig, the Earth’s resources are ultimately finite.
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Even supposedly "green" technologies such as renewable energy require materials, land and solar exposure and cannot grow indefinitely on this planet.
Why can’t we see the spaces?
The reason you feel things as solid is all to do with electrons.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…
The threat of the closure of Arrium’s steelworks in the SA town of Whyalla is just one of many that could disrupt the state’s economy.
South Australia is facing a whole range of social and economic problems that are forming the perfect storm.
Time for another ‘reset’?
As Trump explores warmer ties to Russia, he'd be wise to brush up on the history of past resets and the role the oil industry played in each one. The results weren’t good.