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9 October 2017
ABC's 7.30 program, 9 October 2017: Report on Australia's natural gas supplies, rising electricity prices and the evolving renewable energy landscape. Prof Ken...
2 October 2017
Written by ECI member Dr Paul Burke. This article originally appeared in The Conversation.  Indonesia is notorious for its traffic jams. Many people spend hours ...
28 September 2017
In a recent Conversation FactCheck I examined the question: “Is coal still cheaper than renewables as an energy source?” In that article, we assessed how things stand...
28 September 2017
Written by ECI member, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Andrew Hopkins. The article originally appeared in The Conversation. Rising gas costs are “the single biggest...
21 September 2017
Written by Associate Professor Llewelyn Hughes, ECI member and Jonas Meckling, Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, University of California, Berkeley....
21 September 2017
The race is on for storage solutions that can help provide secure, reliable electricity supply as more renewables enter Australia’s electricity grid. With the support of...
19 September 2017
Opinion piece written by Honorary Professor John Hewson, Energy Change Institute member and former leader of the Liberal Party. This article originally appeared in The Guardian...
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8 September 2017
Opinion: Although you may win the daily media battles in politics, you may still lose the electoral war. You can go on, day in, day out, blaming others and scoring points on your...
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8 September 2017
For a long time, Australian governments have believed that the private sector should run the electricity sector. And successive governments have used market instruments to...
30 August 2017
Written by Andrew Hopkins, ECI Member and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Australian National University. This article first appeared in The Conversation. The use of biofuels...
14 August 2017
This article first appeared in The Conversation. Written by Ken Badlwin, ECI Director. Q&A AUDIENCE MEMBER: Hi. Renewable energy is more carbon-efficient, and now...
3 August 2017
Written by Andrew Blakers, ECI Executive Member and Professor of Engineering, Australian National University. This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Solar has...
27 June 2017
Permafrost is the layer of permanently frozen earth – over a 1,000 metres thick in some places – that lies just beneath the land surface in Arctic regions....
16 June 2017
It was hoped that the Finkel review of the national electricity market would provide the basis to negotiate an end to the "climate wars" - the short-term, opportunistic...
Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.
8 June 2017
The main job of the Finkel Review, to be released this week, is to set out ways to reform the National Electricity Market (NEM) to ensure it delivers reliable and affordable power...
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7 June 2017
The path to a decarbonised economy does not need to be painful or expensive. In Australia we have every opportunity to make our electricity system reliable, clean and affordable....
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24 April 2017
This article by Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins was originally published by The Conversation - link to original article. Australia’s gas industry is under scrutiny...
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3 April 2017
This article by Paul Burke was originally published by The Conversation - link to original article. This is the first piece in our new Three Charts series, in which...
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21 March 2017
This article by Professor Ken Baldwin was originally published by The Conversation - link to original article. The Trump administration has just confirmed the appointment of...
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17 March 2017
This article was originally published by the APPS Policy Forum - link to original article. On this week’s special Policy Forum Pod Extra, Frank Jotzo, Ken...

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