Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.
As we modernise Australia’s power grid, we should look to superconducting cables to save energy, cut emissions and future-proof the system
To achieve a target of 82% renewable energy generation by 2030 requires a huge number of new sites for solar and wind farms.
We arrived at this moment thanks to a series of policy decisions under previous governments – state and federal - that left Australia’s energy system unable to cope with the demands placed on it.
Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed more than 200 times since 2010, regularly resulting in widespread blackouts.
What will the US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pay for? Here are some of the things it will help build, fix or remove.
Four years after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, federal money to rebuild its electricity system is finally about to flow. But it may not deliver what islanders want.
The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada’s push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.
The good projects have already been identified and interest rates are low. We could speed up the electricity transition by decades.
Governments are throwing billions of taxpayer dollars on stimulus measures after COVID-19. But they must do it diligently, and transparently.
Generating energy usually means wasted heat. Semiconductors let the electrons flow with zero waste – but so far scientists only know how to get them to work at ultra-low temperatures.
Due to inefficiencies in global energy systems, energy falls short of even making it to the consumer, often lost in the form of waste heat.
Long before Apple vs. Microsoft or Facebook vs. Google, there was Edison vs. Westinghouse.
Australia’s renewables revolution proves that there’s cause for hope in our emissions reduction goals. But we cannot rest on our laurels.
Wild things thrive in transmission pathways that crisscross states.