The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. But the federal government can do more to ensure an orderly transition to renewables – avoiding price spikes and supporting workers.
We believe the Narrabri Gas Project is unsustainable, unviable and not in the public interest.
The oil deal is a side-show. Australian energy diplomacy instead must grapple with the rapid deployment of renewables.
Both natural disasters and electric vehicles mean we need to move away from centralised electricity systems.
Russia's influential position as Europe's main supplier of natural gas is under threat from new discoveries.
The average consumerist suburban lifestyle is unsustainable. But what if affluent suburbanites and battlers alike ditch the rat race and embrace economic 'degrowth'? Here's how it might unfold.
'Energy security' isn't just about cheaper bills. We urgently need to design a modern, safe Australian grid.
Australia depends on imported fuel to keep running. We never got around to setting up an official reserve, and that means we're already at risk.
More than 80% of UK households use gas to heat their homes so the industry has to handle huge swings in demand.
The urban heat island and summertime blackouts.
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Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.
We can make up 70% of Australia's projected gas shortfall simply by improving energy efficiency and sensible use of gas alternatives.
Response from a spokesperson from the Climate Council in relation to an article on CEO Amanda McKenzie’s claims about worsening heatwaves and increasing numbers of hot days in Australia.
Can Poland reduce its dependence on cheap and dirty domestic coal power?
The energy security crisis has politicians leaping to unveil various schemes. But we don't need piecemeal action – the Finkel review, due in June, aims to create a coherent new energy blueprint.
The federal budget will pump A$90 million into boosting domestic gas production, as well as investing in pumped hydro and measures to monitor energy prices.
Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
As the government seeks to rein in the excessive expectations of what it can do to make housing more affordable, Malcolm Turnbull is throwing everything at his energy security policy.
The Turnbull government will impose restrictions on the export of Australian gas to boost domestic supplies and lower prices.
Victoria will be able to import more electricity to make up for any shortfalls from Hazelwood power station's closure.
Malcolm Turnbull had the media troop to Talbingo in the Snowy Mountains for Thursday's big Hydro announcement.