ECI in the media

18 April 2019
There is an enduring and increasingly nasty debate in Australian politics concerning coal mining and coal-fired power. The spectrum of views ranges from those who believe that we...
9 April 2019
Has the shine worn off the promise of vast amounts of cheap, reliable base load power from giant solar thermal power plants? It is a question stemming from the scrapping...
8 April 2019
In March, the Queensland University of Technology made history when it achieved the first export of a small quantity of clean, green hydrogen produced in Australia from...
31 March 2019
Australia needs a debate on the economics of climate policy where policies are subject to a wide range of economic modelling and the assumptions and sensitivities in each model...
29 March 2019
Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Frank Jotzo, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and Rohan Best,...
14 March 2019
Andrew Blakers, Australian National University With time running out for us to make deep reductions in greenhouse emissions, you may well be wondering what you personally can...
2 March 2019
Last Friday, tens of thousands of school students went on “strike”, imploring politicians to finally Get Serious about climate change policies, and urging a switch to...
19 February 2019
Authorities say two coal-fired power stations' worth of renewable energy won't be able to reach the grid without major upgrades to networks in Victoria's west....
11 February 2019
Politicians are unfairly blaming solar and wind power for electricity blackouts, according to the latest research from the Grattan Institute. In a report out today, the...
30 January 2019
Abandoned energy policies litter the Australian landscape. The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, Emissions Trading Scheme, National Energy Guarantee: none have survived, nor have...
19 January 2019
How can Canberrans keep cutting their greenhouse-gas emissions as their city grows quickly and spreads out? And how will the ACT benefit from going low-carbon? Having adopted...
8 January 2019
This article was written by Dr Elizabeth Buchanan and originally appeared in The Australian. By 2020, Australia is set to be the world’s largest LNG net exporter. But...
11 December 2018
The New South Wales government plans 24 new pumped hydro projects that would provide about half of the state's demand for electricity on the hottest days and three times the...
6 December 2018
Carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion have accelerated, driven higher by a resumption of growth in China and the US, dimming the prospects that climate goals agreed in...
6 December 2018
New data released on Thursday shows carbon emissions around the world are set to increase for the second consecutive year in 2018, following three years of stable emissions....
4 December 2018
Climate leadership in Australia means acknowledging the risks of global warming and preparing the economy now for when the international community eventually takes action,...
4 December 2018
Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Australian National University; Selen A. Ercan, University of Canberra, and Sonya Duus, University of Canberra Opposition to coal seam gas (CSG) in...
29 November 2018
Australia doesn't need coal as part of its energy future, writes Dr Lachlan Blackhall. While one end of Australia’s political spectrum ramps up plans to underwrite...
27 November 2018
Frank Jotzo, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University The Labor party’s energy policy platform, released last week, is politically clever and...
22 November 2018
Australia's boom in renewable energy faces an impasse unless more is done to develop infrastructure to complement wind, solar and pumped hydro storage systems, warns Professor...

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