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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...
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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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...
15 December 2016
Click here to read an opinion piece by Professor Warwick McKibbin, published in the Australian Financial Review. 
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,...
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...
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...
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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...
6 October 2016
ANU Energy Change Institute Director, Professor Ken Baldwin, has called for a big-picture approach to the COAG Energy Ministers meeting tomorrow which will consider the national...
SA blackout and myths re renewable energy
30 September 2016
Australia needs to focus on the main game of addressing climate change, and not be distracted by furphies surrounding the amount of renewable energy in the grid, according to...
The Cooperation Agreement signed on 30 September marks a ''new model'' for engaging in ITER. Pictured: ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot (left) and ANSTO Chief Executive Officer Adi Paterson.
30 September 2016
For the first time in its history, the ITER Organization has established a formal path to technical collaboration with a non-Member state: Australia. On Friday 30 September 2016,...
Carston Kulheim David Kainer gum trees jet fuel
19 September 2016
Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.Dr Carsten Kulheim from The Australian National...

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