Electricity consumption will grow as more people switch to electric cars – but this could drive up emissions, unless power is sourced from renewables.
Almost 80 million Nigerians do not have access to electricity and its erratic supply is costing the economy an estimated $29 billion annually. Nigeria's abundant sunlight could be the solution.
Electric cars charging on Hainan Island, China.
When it comes to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from transport, the future is already here on small islands.
A rapid transition from fossil fuels is possible by targeting the 'tipping points' in our political and economic systems.
A Shorten government would consult with industry and experts on baselines for individual entities and the timing of reduction.
Labor would aim for a new threshold under a revamp of the existing safeguards mechanism of 25,000 tonnes of direct CO2 pollution annually, which would be phased in after consultation with industry.
It’s a long way from most places, but it is about to host a bigger battery than the world’s biggest, molten salt solar and pumped hydro generation, and a much bigger steelworks.
Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia's biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
South Africa needs a new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can’t keep the lights on.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
Renewables can cut prices as well as emissions.
South Australia's energy prices have gone up as more renewables entered the market – but prices would have gone up even more without them.
The former PM via twitter effectively inserted himself into Question Time - in real time.
This and Turnbull's observations on energy policy provided abundant material for a question time attack by Labor bloated from dining on the unending manna that's been flowing from political heaven.
The two countries have been collaborating in a single electricity market for more than a decade.
The two countries have successfully collaborated on electricity supply for 11 years, but could Brexit pull this unique UK-Ireland innovation apart?
Morrison took the unusual course of not saying anything about Victoria.
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The federal Coalition's primary vote fell for the third consecutive time, to 34%, in a poll that if replicated at an election would cost 21 seats.
With the right settings, Labor’s new scheme could benefit householders as well as the grid itself.
Federal Labor has promised to give rebates of up to $2,000 to 100,000 households to install batteries to store power from solar panels. Is this good energy policy, or just middle-class welfare?
Now that Shorten has released the energy policy this week, the.
Coalition is reaching back into the past for lines and fears.
Labor's promise to subsidise batteries for households quickly became, in government parlance, “pink batts to pink batteries” – seeking to trigger memories of Rudd's policy that cost several lives.
The poll found stark differences between voting intentions and attitude to energy policy.
A new poll reveals many Australians want to cut their electricity bills - but many also want to reduce emissions.
In this June 2017 photo, a coal barge is positioned as a backdrop behind U.S. President Donald Trump as he speaks during a rally in Cincinnati. A coal company executive said Trump personally promised to activate emergency legal authorities to keep dirty or economically uncompetitive coal plants from shutting down.
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Despite politically powerful coal communities helping elect a president who vowed guarantee their continued prosperity, their future remains more uncertain than ever.
More broadly though, Morrison avoids dwelling on the significance of climate change.
Alex Turnbull said in his video the IPCC report “frankly was terrifying … and it's seemingly insane to me that we could not be doing something about this and soon”.
Can Walmart go green while maintaining its commitment to low prices?
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Two business professors spent five years studying Walmart's ambition project to bring sustainability to its millions of budget-conscious customers – a plan that began with the birth of a granddaughter.
Is the sun setting fast enough on coal-fired power?
Australia needs to accelerate its transition to clean energy, and not prolong the use of high-polluting, coal-fired infrastructure. Otherwise it risks missing out on an economic windfall.
Millions of people without electricity access in Africa live close to existing power grid infrastructure.
There are millions of energy poor people in sub-Saharan Africa who live in cities.
Solar photovoltaics are now the world’s leading source of new electricity generation.
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Solar photovoltaics and wind power are on track to supplant fossil-fuel-based electricity generation by the 2030s. The only thing holding back the renewable revolution is politics.