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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...
Image of solar panels being installed on a roof.
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...
Image of scientists addressing the Prime Minister at last year’s Science Meets Parliament.
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...
Image of Simon Corbell with Battery Storage Device
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...
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,...

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