For the green transition to be fair and just to people and communities around the globe, countries must change the way energy is used and governed.
There are two approaches to producing low-emission hydrogen, and public acceptance (or rejection) of each method will be important for hydrogen and its place in the energy transition.
The key to a successful energy transition away from coal is good institutional quality supported by anti-corruption procedures and clear rules.
Hard rock minerals like gold, silver, copper and lithium on public lands belong to the American public, but under a 150-year-old law, the US gives them away for free.
Australia lags the US and Canada when it comes to involving Indigenous people in projects on their land. With the growth of renewable energy we have an opportunity to make a fresh start.
Lithium-ion battery fires are becoming increasingly common as electric vehicles spread, and are hard to extinguish. A new approach uses an electrolyte based on a commercial fire extinguisher.
Modellers of the energy transition have tended to neglect fractious international relations in their calculations.
Gold hydrogen is naturally occurring gas trapped in pockets under the ground – in much the same way as oil and natural gas
Every two years, we get an updated plan for the future of Australia’s main grid. Under the new plan, coal vanishes even faster.
This year, China has built renewables at a truly staggering pace. But can its tech-first approach actually cut emissions – and find common ground at COP28?
COP28 gives Nigeria another chance to fight for financing it needs to adapt to climate change.
The Australian Labor government’s expanded Capacity Investment Scheme gives us a better chance of hitting high renewable energy targets. It’s not without risk but well worth the rewards.
Small modular reactors may hold the key to Canada’s net-zero energy future.
It’s still possible for Australia to cut emissions in line with holding climate change to 1.5°C. Here’s how.
If Alberta prepares to transition from oil and gas to solar energy, the workforce will need retraining. New research shows that this will cost less than expected.
For towns built on mining, mine closures have huge impacts. Because mines inevitably close, communities should be involved from the start in planning for that time.
Support for road-user charging strengthens when people are assured that revenue goes into reducing traffic congestion, maintaining transport infrastructure, improving public transport.
Storing energy in large pumped hydro schemes sounds simple. But engineering and terrain challenges have put Snowy 2.0 well off track – while grid-scale batteries get better and better
Taxing electric vehicles was always a bad idea. But the High Court’s ruling against Victoria’s law could make state-based road user charges impossible.
An initial squeeze on demand for Russian oil due to western sanctions was temporary but the country’s oil industry might have bigger problems.