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17 March 2017
Former ACT Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Simon Corbell, has been appointed an honorary Associate Professor at the Research School of Engineering at The...
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16 March 2017
The Australian Government has announced a $2 billion expansion to the Snowy Hydro scheme, involving new tunnels and pumped hydro storage, designed to help stabilise electricity...
27 February 2017
Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, a new study from The Australian National...
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
Click here to read an opinion piece by Professor Warwick McKibbin, published in the Australian Financial Review. 
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
By Professor Ken Baldwin, ANU Reporter.  Imagine a world in which your home appliances are orchestrated by a computer that also controls your heater and air conditioner,...
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...
1 December 2016
The ANU Energy Change Annual Report 2016 is now available - download here.   
29 November 2016
Australia needs to consider a carbon price of around $US140 a tonne by 2040 to help the world meet its target to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, experts have told The...
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...
14 November 2016
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead...
Araluen in New South Wales is a possible STORES site.  Image:  Google Earth
2 November 2016
Hydro power could provide cost-effective large-scale energy storage that can support high levels of renewable energy in Australia's electricity grid. The Australian...
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 least...
Photo by Matthew Argall on flickr.
17 October 2016
Australia's energy security needs to be reviewed in the face of new threats from climate change, cyber hacking and greater complexity in the energy system, an expert forum...

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