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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...
Wind Farm, ANU Energy Change Institute Expert Alert
27 April 2016
The Australia Labor Party has announced a new climate change policy ahead of the federal election. The policy outlines higher emissions cuts, a...
An LNG tanker leaves Gladstone, Queensland. Gas development is one of the drivers behind Australia’s increasing emissions and electricity demand. AAP/Dan Peled
19 April 2016
This article by Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Saddler, was originally published by The Conversation.  Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise....
Solar panel, Energy Change Institute
14 April 2016
The Australian National University (ANU) has won $4.7 million in new funding for renewable energy research, and more than any other university, in the latest round of industry-...
12 April 2016
With more than 50 million people still without electricity and a renewable energy target that is more ambitious than Australia's, Indonesia offers a wealth of opportunity for...
Matthew Hole, Fusion research cluster, ANU Energy Change Institute
7 March 2016
Scientists developing fusion energy experiments have solved a puzzle of why their million-degree heating beams sometimes fail, and instead destabilise the fusion experiments...
Andre Cuevas, ANU Energy Change Institute
28 January 2016
Scientists have developed a new silicon solar cell that promises cheaper manufacturing processes and better power output. The collaboration, between scientists at The...
Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Energy Change Institute Nanostructure Photovoltaics Research Cluster
27 January 2016
Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish has been awarded Australia's highest honour for his service to physics and engineering, leading a string...

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