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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...
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...

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