• Some thoughts on the hydrogen economy

    Peter Farley     |      March 31, 2021

    Hydrogen offers a potential energy source with a wide range of applications in power generation, transport and other applications.

  • 5 tips to maximise solar energy savings

    Derek Lotts     |      March 25, 2021

    Solar panels, combined with energy conservation, can slash domestic bills for home consumers.

  • Victoria won’t run out of power when Yallourn closes down

    Peter Farley     |      March 22, 2021

    The chance of Victoria running out of power in the years to come is extremely small, despite the closing of significant coal fueled power stations.

  • Carbon capture technology faces a difficult few years

    Michael Dent     |      March 2, 2021

    While green power solutions are increasingly replacing fossil fuels, the hopes that carbon capture technology will aid the fight against climate change face substantial barriers, according to a new report from IDTechEx.

  • Against the odds

    Fran Baum     |      February 26, 2021

    South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. How on Earth did they do it?

  • The secret of solar success

    Open Forum     |      January 24, 2021

    A new study shows how researchers at The Australian National University achieved a world record in solar cell efficiency by using cheap and easy to manufacture perovskite cells.

  • Phasing out coal while maintaining energy security

    Daniel D'Hotman     |      January 8, 2021

    The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. The only questions are when coal-fired power stations will close and how well Australia will manage that phasedown.

  • Fixing Australia’s energy strategy through green hydrogen

    Sung-Young Kim     |      December 23, 2020

    It is time the federal government ditches its ideology of ‘technology neutrality’ and throws all its weight behind where real money is to be made in the near future — green hydrogen.

  • A heretical view of energy ‘indulgences’

    Max Thomas     |      December 21, 2020

    Policy makers should guard against a ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ in the vexed area of energy policy, where individuals acting in their own interest cause significant collective harm.

  • Blowing in the wind

    Open Forum     |      December 10, 2020

    New research suggests the increasing use of energy from wind farms is lowering electricity prices, but increasing price volatility in the national energy market.

  • Putting energy consumers first

    Ron Ben-David     |      December 9, 2020

    New proposals to improve Australia’s energy market at a time of unprecedented change should priorities the results for consumers.

  • What must climate and energy policy really achieve?

    Ian Dunlop     |      November 20, 2020

    The Australian Government is dangerously out-of-touch as climate change accelerates and a cascade of tipping points risks unstoppable global warming.