ECI in the media

7 May 2018
The Australian government has ordered a review of fuel security after experts warned the country only has weeks of petrol, diesel and aviation fuel supplies left in its reserves...
3 May 2018
Indonesia has far more than enough pumped hydro storage sites to support a 100% renewable electricity grid Maxim Burkovskiy/Shutterstock.com Andrew Blakers, Australian...
23 April 2018
A smart solar and battery trial on an island off Tasmania is being touted as creating the forerunner for Australia's energy future. Read the full Sydney Morning Herald...
16 April 2018
The Turnbull government is set for showdown with states and territories over its signature energy policy after new details of the plan revealed any additional efforts by the...
11 April 2018
Energy opinion: The states should insist on a scheme that meets their objectives and ask hard questions about effectiveness and cost. Written by Frank Jotzo (ANU), Salim...
6 April 2018
Solar power is continuing to surge ahead as the world's emerging energy technology, according to a United Nations report that found global spending on solar was higher than...
6 April 2018
Solar PV and wind are on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades Solar photovoltaics are now the world’s leading source of new electricity generation...
6 April 2018
The Nationals should support carbon farming, not coal Andrew Hopkins, Australian National University National Party MP George Christensen has invited other Nationals to join...
5 April 2018
The Turnbull Government has “revived a dead horse to flog it again”, said a leading Australian energy academic during the latest public stand-off ...
14 March 2018
Written by Honorary Professor John Hewson, Crawford School of Public Policy, Energy Change Institute member, and a former Liberal opposition leader. This article originally...
8 March 2018
Virtual power plants are in vogue, but they can be like taking a sledgehammer to a nut Evan Franklin, University of Tasmania and Frank Jotzo, Crawford School of Public Policy,...
2 March 2018
Snowy 2.0 is a big enough venture to create its own watershed of cheers and jeers. The federal buyout of $6.221 billion - split two-thirds for NSW, one-third for...
1 March 2018
Plummeting prices for renewable energy sources coupled with high-tech energy storage solutions are putting the heat on old-school coal-fired power generators. Feature article...
20 February 2018
Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Australian National University; Archie Chapman, University of Sydney...
Power station - Energy Change Institute
30 January 2018
Explainer: power station 'trips' are normal, but blackouts are not Hugh Saddler, Australian National University Tens of thousands of Victorians were left without...
29 November 2017
Explainer: why we shouldn't be so quick to trust energy modelling Energy policy models are only as good as the predictions they’re based on. Shutterstock Hugh...
Coal power image - Energy Change Institute
28 November 2017
The Queensland election outcome is a death knell for Adani's coal mine John Hewson, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University The coal mine...
27 November 2017
Andrew Blakers, Australian National University; Bin Lu, Australian National University, and Matthew Stocks, Australian National University Australia can meet its 2030...
9 November 2017
This article originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. Written by Honorary Professor John Hewson, a member of the ECI's Energy Economics and Policy...
The rules were written at a time when coal and gas were the only major options. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
20 October 2017
Frank Jotzo, Australian National University and Salim Mazouz, Australian National University The federal government’s new National Energy Guarantee (NEG) proposal looks...

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