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ANU Pumped Hydro sites SA
16 June 2017
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage, which may help secure Australia...
9 June 2017
With the release of Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel's blueprint for Australia's future electricity market, ANU experts below provide their thoughts on the way forward to...
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...
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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....
7 June 2017
As the energy sector eagerly awaits Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel's final report on the review of the electricity market's future security, ANU experts below provide...
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25 May 2017
The Prime Minister’s recent decision to back coal rests on the assumption that it can somehow be made 'clean' or more precisely, that carbon capture and storage (CCS...
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23 May 2017
Associate Professor Matthew Hole from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering has been made a Science Fellow at ITER, the world's largest fusion experiment, which...
Image of Kevin Le with a blue Morpho butterfly and a solar cell
18 May 2017
Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies and other applications requiring precise manipulation of...
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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 Hanul (formerly Ulchin) nuclear power plant - the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea
21 April 2017
The symposium held at ANU on 11 April reviewed the report of the South Australian Government’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. A communique from the...
Kylie Catchpole The Duong ANU Solar record
4 April 2017
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have achieved a new record efficiency for low-cost semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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 -...
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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...

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