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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....
Image of energy facility
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...
Image of solar panels being installed on a roof.
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...
Image of scientists addressing the Prime Minister at last year’s Science Meets Parliament.
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...
View of Blowering Reservoir from Blowering Dam, NSW.
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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17 March 2017
This article by Hugh Saddler, Honorary Associate Professor, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Australian National University was originally published by The Conversation -...
22 February 2017
In some political circles, hostility to climate policy has become a way of showing off one’s conservative credentials. But a suggestion for pricing carbon, grounded in...
The rules were written at a time when coal and gas were the only major options. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
17 February 2017
On the early evening of Wednesday, February 8, electricity supply to some 90,000 households and businesses in South Australia was cut off for up to an hour. Two days later, all...
High gas prices have left Adelaide’s Pelican Point power station running at less than half its capacity. Peripitus/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
10 February 2017
Last Wednesday evening, shortly after 6pm local time, around 90,000 homes and businesses in South Australia were deliberately disconnected from the electricity grid for up to an...
Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.
2 February 2017
Following a campaign by the coal industry, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has argued for new coal-fired power stations in Australia. But these plants would be more expensive than...
With the right mix, the grid can go fully renewable for the same cost and reliability as fossil fuels. Pixabay/Wikimedia Commons
2 February 2017
In a speech to the National Press Club yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared that the key requirements for Australia’s electricity system are that it should be...
17 January 2017
This article by Matthew Hole was originally published in the Conversation. In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy...
15 December 2016
Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Saddler outlines the real reasons why electricity prices are rising.  Electricity bills are set to rise further for households,...
8 December 2016
This article by Professor Roger Bradbury was published by ANU Reporter.  A one-day shutdown led to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the economy, disruptions to...
Coal power stations Coal Power Stations are major sources of mercury pollution in Australia. AAP Image/Julian Smith
18 November 2016
This article by Dr James Prest was originally published on The Conversation.  While the Australian government congratulates itself on ratifying the Paris Agreement on...
Australia’s LNG exports have driven domestic gas prices higher. AAP Image/Origin Energy
25 October 2016
This article by Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins was originally published by The Conversation.  Putting a price on carbon would benefit the Australian gas industry, at...
It took BP 87 days to cap the Gulf of Mexico spill. EPA/Bevil Knapp
23 September 2016
This article by Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins was originally published by The Conversation. Australia’s offshore petroleum industry regulator is set to rule next week...
Gulf of Mexico oil blowout
16 September 2016
This article by Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins was originally published by The Conversation.  The Guardian newspaper recently hit a wall of non-response when it raised...
1 September 2016
Natural gas has a clear role to play as part of the transition to cleaner forms of energy. Here, Andrew Hopkins outlines several things that the petroleum industry can do to help...
Sliver cells with Andrew Blakers and Klaus Weber
31 August 2016
The following is an open letter to parliamentarians from 182 members of Australia’s solar research community, co-ordinated by Professor Andrew Blakers.  It was...

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