• 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.

  • 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.

  • Angus Taylor’s tech roadmap is fundamentally flawed

    Mark Diesendorf     |      September 24, 2020

    The government’s latest energy plans are a failure of logic, and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades.

  • Investing in the future after COVID-19

    Andrew Elek     |      September 5, 2020

    Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining and COVID offers governments around the world an unprecedented opportunity to invest in a better future, not least by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

  • 5 ways oil and gas firms are embracing sustainability

    Derek Lotts     |      July 8, 2020

    The world needs more long-term strategies that focus on sustainability rather than profit. With such an approach, even today’s oil and gas giants can stand the test of time, manage to reduce their carbon footprint, and enable growth.

  • Home energy tips for autumn

    Derek Lotts     |      February 28, 2020

    Summer is drawing to a close, and attention will soon shift to retaining heat in our homes, rather than keeping it out. A few simple measures can help reduce waste, cutting bills and reducing the environmental toll of power generation.

  • Modelling a future powered by sustainable energy

    Open Forum     |      November 18, 2019

    University of Adelaide economists have modelled the transition from a world powered by fossil fuels to one in which sustainable sources supply all our energy needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Energy set for “Uber” transformation

    Open Forum     |      May 29, 2019

    Australia’s troubled energy sector has been warned that it will soon be “Uberised” with “prosumers” generating and managing their own energy resources through new digital technology.