• Future nuclear options

    Peter Farley     |      September 7, 2023

    There are several new technologies which may transform the nuclear industry, possibly lowering costs and improving flexibility, but such promises have been made for decades and renewables are already proving their worth.

  • Is nuclear power a solution for Australia?

    Peter Farley     |      September 6, 2023

    Nuclear power has again been proposed as a long-term solution for Australia’s energy problems, but the engineering issues and high cost of these plants still mitigates against their adoption.

  • Supporting the transition

    Gissella Martinez     |      July 3, 2023

    The Net Zero Authority must pursue inclusive and enduring policies that allow the nation to make an energy transformation that is politically and economically acceptable.

  • Distributed energy resources can cut home energy bills

    Amy Leiper     |      April 27, 2023

    Backed the right legislation, more rooftop solar and battery storage can lower electricity costs for consumers while distribution network costs, the largest component of household bills, can be cut by reforms to revenue regulation.

  • Australia’s power problem

    Dylan McConnell     |      March 2, 2023

    Are blackouts really looming by the middle of this decade? An AEMO report warns they might be – but there are plenty of projects on the drawing board that will help ease the squeeze on the grid.

  • Cracking the hydrogen problem

    Open Forum     |      February 19, 2023

    Researchers have developed a cheaper and more energy-efficient way to make hydrogen directly from seawater, in a critical step towards a truly viable green hydrogen industry.

  • There lies the rub

    Amanda Ellis     |      February 2, 2023

    A new material designed to harvest up to 400 times more energy from movement than currently possible has potential applications in biomedicine and geospatial monitoring.

  • How to quit coal

    John Wiseman     |      November 12, 2022

    How do nations turn the rhetoric of the transition to clean energy into reality while sustaining economic prosperity and maintaining popular and political support?

  • An ill wind

    David Uren     |      November 1, 2022

    Australians may be struggling with high energy costs, but global spikes in energy prices have proved a boon for the nation’s economy.

  • Running on empty

    Ben Stevens     |      October 12, 2022

    Many of Australia’s supply chains continue to be tested in the wake of the pandemic and our precarious liquid fuel arrangements offer a case in point.

  • Dethroning king coal

    Bruce Mountain     |      October 12, 2022

    When will coal power plants close in Australia, what forms of electricity generation will replace them, how much will it cost, and who will pay for the transition?

  • Energy companies cash in while consumers suffer

    Simon Orme     |      October 5, 2022

    Australian electricity customers have overpaid $10 billion to energy network providers pocketing supernormal profits. Coordinated government action is therefore required to urgently improve the regulations governing monopoly electricity networks to reduce growing pressure on consumer’s energy bills.