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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...
Electric car charging station
5 June 2016
Make no mistake, Australia is in the grips of a long love affair with cars. According to ABS data, we collectively own 13.5 million of them, and we purchase over 1.1 million every...
Professor Andrew Blakers, Solar PV research cluster, Energy change Institute
30 May 2016
Scientists have called on both major political parties not to ‘unintentionally kill’ solar cell research in Australia by cutting off grant funding from the Australian...
25 May 2016
This article by Professor Andrew Blakers was originally published in the Canberra Times. Australia has agreed to limit global temperature rise to "well below" 2...
16 May 2016
This article by Dr Paul Burke was originally published by The Conversation. Direct Action is the centrepiece of Australia’s current greenhouse gas reduction...
ANU Energy Change, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission
9 May 2016
The South Australian Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle has kick started a new public discussion about the role of nuclear energy as the world looks for clean sources of...
Aerial photo Canberra, Energy Change Institute
29 April 2016
The ACT government announced today that 100% of its electricity needs will be met by renewable energy by 2020. Professor Ken Baldwin, Director of the ANU Energy Change...

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