ECI in the media

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...
Photo by Matthew Argall on flickr.
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...
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...

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