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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,...
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...
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...
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...
ANU Sol Invictus
15 September 2016
Sol Invictus is the ANU Students’ entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC).   The competition pits solar-powered cars against each other in a...
15 September 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will suffer a A$500 million funding cut, after being saved from a far worse fate during negotiations over the government’s...
ANU renewable energy storage and integration research
7 September 2016
The Australian National University (ANU) will establish an international research program to improve ways to store renewable energy that can be integrated into the electricity...
2 September 2016
As energy demand increases and finite resources are tested, there is increased need to develop energy technologies that efficiently maximise output from sustainable energy...
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...
Solar thermal record, big dish ANU
19 August 2016
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations.The...
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 cease...
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 the...
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.When...
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...

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