• Renewable energy and Australian security

    Xavier Wilks     |      December 16, 2019

    The relationship between energy policy and national security has been overlooked in discussions of Australian renewable energy policy. 

  • Fuel for thought

    John Quiggin     |      October 22, 2019

    In news that will surprise nobody stuck behind a huge 4×4 or smoke belching diesel, emissions from Australia’s traffic continue to climb, despite optimistic claims to the contrary.

  • Energy saving tips for your home

    Derek Lotts     |      September 27, 2019

    Australia has been widely criticised for its failure to curb its carbon emissions, but every householder can play their part – and save money on their bills – with a few simple energy saving precautions in their own home.

  • Electrolysis breakthrough could solve the hydrogen conundrum

    Open Forum     |      September 25, 2019

    The race is on to find cheap, efficient, non-polluting ways of generating and storing hydrogen and a new Australian breakthrough may soon lead the way.

  • Can we phase out fossil fuel exports?

    Open Forum     |      September 11, 2019

    The impact of Australia’s fossil fuel exports on climate change will be discussed at a Climate Transition Lecture hosted by the Practical Justice Initiative at UNSW Sydney on September 17.

  • Will Victoria run out of power next summer?

    Peter Farley     |      September 10, 2019

    Despite the scare stories, a detailed investigation of Victoria’s power and storage capacity suggests that power shortages are unlikely next summer.

  • Low carbon cities are within our grasp

    Deo Prasad     |      September 3, 2019

    The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable, but we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian state capitals.

  • Should Australia invest in nuclear energy?

    Roger Dargaville     |      August 9, 2019

    The Australian government is launching an inquiry into the possibility of building a nuclear power industry in Australia, but should more focus be placed on renewables instead?

  • Zero energy homes get zero interest from homebuyers

    Open Forum     |      July 25, 2019

    New home buyers care more about kitchen counter tops than easy opportunities for improved energy efficiency and thermal comfort.

  • Six questions answered on Adani

    Adrian Werner     |      June 15, 2019

    By approving the Adani’s groundwater management plan on June 13, the Queensland government has given the final green light to the company’s controversial Carmichael coal mine.

  • The costs and benefits of a clean economy

    Tom Kompas     |      June 10, 2019

    As the cost of renewable energy falls, Australia’s transition to clean energy makes sound economic as well as environmental sense.

  • Is the oil price slump an economic warning?

    Julian Lorkin     |      June 7, 2019

    Motorists may be cheering the slump in the price for crude oil, which has fallen by nearly 20% over the past few weeks. However, an economist warns this may be a cautionary sign that the world’s economy is about to slow down drastically as a result of trade tensions.