• Building energy self-reliance

    Open Forum     |      November 12, 2021

    Net zero carbon emissions are within reach for Australian cities if more solar panels are integrated with new buildings and existing structures, according to new modelling.

  • Powering the metaverse

    Karly Winkler     |      November 11, 2021

    Australia could become the renewable energy bank for the Asia-Pacific region, powering the fourth industrial revolution and a new wave of technology and virtual solutions.

  • Recharging battery technology

    Mahdokht Shaibani     |      November 6, 2021

    Rechargeable batteries to store the energy of renewables and electrify our transportation promise to be a critical step in fighting climate change.

  • All the answers on renewable energy

    Neil Martin     |      September 11, 2021

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the way we will ultimately derive all our power from renewable sources, and how quickly it will be achieved.

  • Batteries not included?

    Max Thomas     |      August 7, 2021

    The silence from green technological optimists concerning the ‘Big Battery’ fire at Moorabool near Geelong is deafening, and inquiries into the accident should raise wider questions about the use of large lithium batteries in energy management.

  • Teamwork can achieve net-zero emissions

    Open Forum     |      June 17, 2021

    The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has released its Australian Energy Transition Research Plan, calling on researchers, research funders and government to shift the dial on Australia’s transition to a zero carbon economy.

  • The climate crisis and the electricity grid

    Ariel Liebman     |      May 23, 2021

    Artificial intelligence is the key to linking a range of renewable solutions to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation and supply.

  • The heat is on

    Open Forum     |      May 10, 2021

    New research supports the development of thermoelectric devices to convert waste heat from industry into an energy source allowing Australian industries to harness the heat by-products from their operations.

  • Not cooking with gas

    Max Thomas     |      May 9, 2021

    Is natural gas making us sick? According to the Climate Council it contributes up to 12 per cent of the childhood asthma burden in Australia. So, should gas appliances including heaters, hot water services and cooktops be phased out?

  • The power of flight

    Open Forum     |      April 27, 2021

    A new study argues that Australia’s government-owned airports could produce enough electricity to power 136,000 homes if they had large-scale rooftop solar systems installed.

  • The answer is blowin’ in the wind

    Max Thomas     |      April 2, 2021

    Proposals for a new wind turbine site on Robbins Island raise questions about the environmental trade-offs involved even in renewable energy production.

  • It’s a gas, gas, gas

    Max Thomas     |      April 1, 2021

    Victoria’s state government has rejected a plan by AGL to establish a floating liquid natural gas import terminal at Crib Point in Western Port, but is it the right decision?