• Dethroning king coal

    Amy Leiper     |      September 8, 2022

    Australian governments should begin planning for a faster-than-expected transition away from thermal coal, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

  • Russia’s war renews the push for renewables

    Neil Martin     |      August 16, 2022

    Europe’s revulsion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have accelerated the global transition to renewable energy.

  • Gas flows under pressure

    Max Thomas     |      July 23, 2022

    The Australian Greens don’t yet seem to grasp that effective environmental stewardship depends on corresponding progress in justice, public health, education, trade, security, indigenous and international relations, social and economic wellbeing.

  • The sun also rises

    Open Forum     |      July 13, 2022

    CSIRO’s annual GenCost report confirms wind and solar are the cheapest source of electricity generation and storage in Australia.

  • Harvesting the sun

    Grace Stanhope     |      July 7, 2022

    A vast new solar power project points the way to a cleaner energy future in the north of Australia, signalling the willingness of private investors and international partners to lead where the government hesitates and falters.

  • The dead cat bounce of coal

    Jorrit Gosens     |      June 30, 2022

    Recent volatility in global fossil energy markets have been a boon for coal exporters but, in the long term, it will only accelerate the phase-out of coal, as policymakers in importing countries transition to clean domestically produced energy for a range of environmental, economic and security reasons.

  • Not all power resides in the ACT

    Max Thomas     |      June 18, 2022

    The ACT is suffering from the same energy problems as New South Wales and Victoria, and proper planning is required to ensure security of supply in the future.

  • Australia’s energy own goals

    Roger Dargaville     |      June 17, 2022

    How does a modern developed country with massive resources of coal, uranium, gas, sun and wind find itself facing an energy crisis? Blame the country’s politicians.

  • Distributed energy is the key to decarbonisation

    Open Forum     |      June 2, 2022

    State governments should refocus attention from large scale renewable energy projects to the immense decarbonisation opportunities produced by distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and smart appliances.

  • Weaning Europe from Russian fuel

    Margarita Balmaceda     |      May 22, 2022

    Europe remains dependent on Russian fuel exports for a third of its energy needs, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the folly of depending on a hostile state and funding its war machine, forcing Europe’s politicians to finally begin to cut energy ties with Putin’s criminal regime.

  • The federal budget’s energy fudge

    Open Forum     |      April 1, 2022

    The new Federal budget shows decreasing climate spending and increasing spending on high emitting energy projects, with spending announced for LNG and gas as well as carbon capture and storage and hydrogen.

  • The future of steel: Hydrogen vs coal

    Peter Farley     |      January 12, 2022

    It should soon be cheaper to use renewables and green hydrogen to refine metals in Australia rather than use coal in the Northern Hemisphere.