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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...
Windbacks to solar subsidies may encourage larger systems.  Solar panel image from www.shutterstock.jpg
16 August 2016
This article by Professor Andrew Blakers was originally published on The Conversation.  Solar households in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales will this year...
Wind turbines.  Photo: James Prest
26 July 2016
South Australia's electricity price spikes during this month's calm weather have been blamed on its reliance on wind turbines. But a bigger problem is the rising price of...
6 July 2016
This article by, David Kainer and Carsten Kulheim, was originally published by The Conversation.  Australia’s economy may have ridden on the sheep’s back but...
Solar photovoltaics, along with wind energy, now represent the bulk of new Australian energy. AAP Image/ARENA
27 June 2016
Across the world, solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are the dominant clean energy technologies. This dominance is likely to become overwhelming over the next few years, preventing...
Powering political consensus ANU energy Change Institute
21 June 2016
A bright energy future in Australia depends on greater policy agreement between all political parties, writes Professor Ken Baldwin, Director of the Energy Change Institute....
Tackling Australian policy's trauma zone
21 June 2016
It’s been a case of one step forward, two steps back, for Australia’s climate policy in recent times. It’s up to the next parliament to get things moving, Paul...
Electric car charging station
5 June 2016
Make no mistake, Australia is in the grips of a long love affair with cars. According to ABS data, we collectively own 13.5 million of them, and we purchase over 1.1 million every...
25 May 2016
This article by Professor Andrew Blakers was originally published in the Canberra Times. Australia has agreed to limit global temperature rise to "well below" 2...
16 May 2016
This article by Dr Paul Burke was originally published by The Conversation. Direct Action is the centrepiece of Australia’s current greenhouse gas reduction...
Aerial photo Canberra, Energy Change Institute
29 April 2016
The ACT government announced today that 100% of its electricity needs will be met by renewable energy by 2020. Professor Ken Baldwin, Director of the ANU Energy Change...
An LNG tanker leaves Gladstone, Queensland. Gas development is one of the drivers behind Australia’s increasing emissions and electricity demand. AAP/Dan Peled
19 April 2016
This article by Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Saddler, was originally published by The Conversation.  Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise....
18 December 2015
This article by Dr Andrew Thomson was originally published by The Conversation.  When we are not driving, cycling, or walking on it, a road is just a waste of space,...
Coal mines are increasingly incompatible with the world’s carbon budget. Energy Change Institute
14 December 2015
Luke Kemp outlines how although the Paris climate agreement doesn't specifically address cutting down on coal, the tide is turning against coal mining anyway.  This...
Solar panels - Energy Change Institute
25 November 2015
This article by Professor Andrew Blakers was originally published in The Conversation.  The Australian Greens this weekend announced a target of 90% renewable...

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