Aussies hit electric vehicle speed bumps

November 16, 2022

Four in every five Australians have concerns about making the swap to an electric vehicle, new research has found, with price, range and charging issues topping their list of potential speed bumps. The study, conducted by the Consumer Policy...[Read More]

How Green Hydrogen Could End The Fossil Fuel Era [TED Talk Video]

November 2, 2022

  As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team’s work mass producing electrolyzers —...[Read More]

Expert finds short cut to emissions target

October 19, 2022

Australia can meet its emissions reduction target and ease its biodiversity crisis if it decides to end logging in native forests, a leading climate scientist says. Professor Brendan Mackey, who has co-authored reports for the Intergovernmental...[Read More]

UN urges higher tax for Aust fuel giants

September 21, 2022

The head of the United Nations has called for Australia and other major economies to tax the super profits of fossil fuel companies to help people make ends meet and be protected from climate change. “I am calling on all developed economies to...[Read More]

Big Battery ‘more useful than big banana’

September 21, 2022

Australia can’t become fully powered by renewable energy without storage to support wind and solar, industry warns. South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve was the world’s first Big Battery, since overtaken by a larger plant in...[Read More]

Energy change needs thousands of sparkies

August 24, 2022

Australia must train tens of thousands of new sparkies if it wants to be a renewable energy superpower, according to the Electrical Trades Union. The warning comes as Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen hosts a jobs summit in Canberra on...[Read More]

Aussie lithium miners top benchmark report

August 10, 2022

Australian lithium producers have topped the global rankings in a new assessment that ranks companies based on sustainability and fairness. Miners’ response to climate change, land management and gender balance in the board room are part of...[Read More]

Green hydrogen tech wins global backers

August 3, 2022

An Australian green hydrogen company has attracted global investors to fast-track its hydrogen electrolyser technology. The $42.5 million investment injection will put Hysata on the path to gigawatt-scale manufacturing of the equipment and grow the...[Read More]

Emissions rising in Australia, data shows

June 29, 2022

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions increased in the last year, according to new data. A quarterly update of the national greenhouse gas inventory says there was an 0.8 per cent increase in emissions in 2021, equal to 4.1 million tonnes more...[Read More]

Energy blueprint backs old and new sources

June 22, 2022

An energy market blueprint that would pay old and new generators to guarantee capacity in the electricity grid has been released for public scrutiny. Coal-fired power plants and new renewable assets would be eligible for payments under a proposed...[Read More]

Renewables ambition solution to bill shock

June 8, 2022

Pockets of Australia are avoiding bill shock by being ahead of the nation on solar and wind power. As the bigger eastern states face soaring energy costs, electricity prices in Canberra will decrease, the territory’s economic regulator...[Read More]