Australia needs to think about the energy grid of the future.
'Energy security' isn't just about cheaper bills. We urgently need to design a modern, safe Australian grid.
Australia currently keeps only a fraction of the fuel it needs in reserve.
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.
We need to plan for electric cars, but at this stage we need incentives - not extra taxes.
Warnings that a tide of electric vehicles will cut Australia's tax income put the cart well before the (low-emissions) horse.
A shipping industry summit is exploring routes to a greener future.
A woman walks past a Mahindra e2o electric car during a media preview in Bengaluru.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
Kenya needs to expand its energy transmission network which is plagued by flaws dating back decades.
Kenya's inadequate electricity supply is due to an over-reliance on hydropower, high energy and infrastructure costs.
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.
An emissions cap could save Australians up to A$500 each year in fuel costs.
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The Australian government is considering a cap on car emissions, and the savings in fuel and health costs mean there's no reason to delay.
Want cleaner air? Stop leaving your car engine running while you’re stopped at lights or waiting for a passenger, and demand better regulations from the government.
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Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.
South African consumers are paying far too much for petrochemicals products.
Raging debates about the state of South Africa's energy industry have missed one critical area, the role of transport fuels and base chemicals.
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Plans to send a satellite around the moon using fuel from water point to a renewable future.
The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
Despite the benefits of going renewable, it may be harder to get there than we thought.
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Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change – but it might be harder than we thought.
The falling oil price might take some time to translate to lower prices at the bowser.
While this year’s relative stability in crude oil prices appears to have lulled us into a false sense of security, the dramatic fall over the last few weeks reminds us just how volatile these prices can…
Indonesia raised its subsidised fuel prices by more than 30% as an effort to escape the country’s current account deficit.
Indonesia’s move to cut fuel subsidies, raising the prices of petrol and diesel by more than 30%, could be a game-changer for Indonesia’s economy. The subsidies, which have kept fuel prices in Indonesia…
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann will introduce the fuel excise indexation measure by way of putting on a tariff.
Motorists will pay more for petrol from November despite the Senate numbers not being there to pass the budget’s fuel tax…
Miners, farmers and trucking companies spoke out over rumoured cuts to fuel tax credits in this year’s budget, and the credits for off-road diesel use are now tipped to be left alone.
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Tony Abbott has warned there will be “tough decisions” in tomorrow’s federal budget – but would his government risk an industry and internal backlash by cutting back on multi-billion-dollar fuel tax credits…