Australia has one of the highest rooftop solar installation rates in the world, which is great news for our efforts to reduce emissions. But can the grid keep up?
New means of generating electricity need new energy markets.
If the UK is to achieve net zero by 2050, it needs to get moving on making a successful green transition across fuel, transport and housing.
Grattan Institute analysis shows it’s possible to achieve a vastly lower-emissions electricity system in less than two decades – if governments can muster the courage.
How and where people spend their money and use energy can influence corporate behavior.
A set of studies found people prefer incentives to disincentives, especially for individuals but also for businesses. They have views on clean energy and efficiency, too.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Chris Bowen says Labor’s climate policy will be ‘realistic and ambitious’
Michelle Grattan speaks with shadow minister Chris Bowen on Labor's "realistic and ambitious" climate policy and Australia's yet to be released renewable future
Coal is the dirtiest fuel source – eliminating it is a priority for tackling climate change.
Electricity should be a main focus, but big improvements are also needed in transport, industry, agriculture and buildings.
Halving Australia’s 2030 target would see Australia become a valued and relevant party to negotiations at Glasgow, rather than a resented freeloader. Here’s how we could get there.
Local communities near lithium deposits shouldn’t become zones of sacrifice, shouldering the socio-environmental costs of supporting a renewable energy transition.
South Africa needs a detailed and thoroughly researched set of scenarios mapped out to inform a new electricity plan.
After $22,000 and four different electricians, Heather’s rooftop solar system is still not working. Her story illustrates the risks of having no support in the switch to clean energy at home.
Colonialism, political turmoil and unmet citizen promises all lie behind the rise of attacks on foreign-run fossil fuel plants in Mozambique.
Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth’s tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.
How much energy does the internet use, and - given recent technological advances - could it ever run on renewable energy alone?
Some Australian states have committed to 100% renewable energy targets, or even 200% renewable energy targets. But this doesn’t mean their electricity is, or will be, emissions free.
As global oil consumption drops, oil companies are pivoting to petrochemicals, and could crowd out bio-based alternatives.
The maintenance required for renewable tech like windfarms can harm the environment. Robots are helping solve that.
The Biden administration has a goal of getting from today’s 42 megawatts of offshore wind power to nearly 30,000 by the end of the decade, but there are still obstacles ahead.