Developments in the energy sector shouldn’t be reduced to technological sophistication. They should be guided by how they improve the livelihoods of the intended beneficiaries.
President Biden’s proposed solar power expansion would cost $350 billion in federal support over the coming decade. An energy expert explains where that money would come from and who it would help.
A decade ago, solar power was a tiny sliver of the US energy supply. Today it’s expanding rapidly – and the Biden administration wants to make it much, much bigger.
The process of manufacturing gallium-doped solar panels was under a patent until last year. It’s only now that this method has started to pick up steam.
Southern African countries have been slow in embracing solar energy but this is changing.
Earth's floating solar power capacity has grown one-hundredfold in the last five years.
Technology innovation is one of the Biden administration’s most powerful tools for accelerating progress on climate change. Recent successes in renewable energy and batteries show how this can work.
Right now, the nation is almost entirely dependent on other countries for minerals that are used in everything from wind turbines to strike fighters and satellites.
Solar-powered cold chain technologies can be game-changers in the fight against COVID-19 in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of South Australia’s electricity supplies. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis – so how did it happen?
In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.
Solar power doesn’t have to be just for the wealthy anymore. With the right kind of financial incentives, households at all income levels can benefit from affordable clean energy.
Chemicals found in food and solar cell technology have an interesting history – as my own research shows.
The latest estimates of electricity generation costs in Australia find renewables will soon be the cheapest even with grid integration expenses.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel on climate, energy and emissions.
Michelle Grattan discusses Australia's current climate policy and its 2050 targets, with Australian Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.
Ever wanted to own your own wind farm? Well now you can.
The government’s latest energy plans are a failure of logic, and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades.
South Africa’s well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn’t a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.
With its abundant sunshine and unique topography, Indonesia is able to generate 100% green electricity from its solar energy by 2050.
Sun Cable could provide Australia an alternative to the export business of coal and gas, and even reduce our export dependence on China.