Australia’s states are forging ahead with ambitious emissions reductions … imagine if they worked together
The states are leading the country in their clean energy ambitions. Is there a way their collective clout can be leveraged to replace Commonwealth intransigence?
The government is a majority investor in three facilities that hope to use green hydrogen to make ammonia and augment natural gas.
Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet
If coal-fired power stations are protected from competition, it will deter investment in cleaner alternatives.
Ensuring that an installation is compliant with standards is the installer’s responsibility, regardless of pressure from designers or retailers, writes Nathan Smith.
Offshore wind is expected to be steadily added to grids around the world for the next nine years, a report from Rystad Energy shows.
‘We can’t kick these challenges any further down the road’: ESB’s shortlist for Australia’s essential transition to renewables
The Energy Security Board has released its wish list for the electricity grid it says Australia deserves to replace the 23GW of coal plant that is heading for an inevitable retirement.
This $1 billion energy deal promises to cut emissions and secure jobs. So why on earth is gas included?
A deal between Canberra and South Australia that would allow more renewables into the NEM would also open the floodgates for gas.
An AEMO rule change that allows energy users to act independently from retailers in offering demand response is an important step towards a two-sided market, a Spark Club event heard.
A Melbourne energy efficiency software company is attracting international recognition while slowly proving the possibilities of its service to larger and larger Australian clients.
The Australian Energy Market Commission is preparing the way for changes needed in a market where system frequency will have fewer stable generators to rely on.
Australia must make a firm commitment to decarbonise its energy system to get in line with the ambitions of major global economies.
A proposed hydrogen facility in South Australia would be good for the energy market but a questionable investment, without substantial government support.
The powerful little territory that hosts the nation’s capital knows that storage is an essential ingredient if it is to reach its target of 100% renewables.
The falling cost of solar module technology has been arrested by rising costs for materials and shipping.
Batteries are cheaper and more efficient than gas peakers at supplying bursts of energy during peak demand days, research from the CEC says.
An Australian company is working on a production line of 120kWh batteries suitable for commercial and industrial applications.
Behind-the-meter storage might be an efficient way to make the most of a household PV system but far larger batteries are needed at network scale if room is to be made for more solar. The age of community batteries has begun, writes Jeremy Chunn.
How useful can Australia’s vast army of distributed energy resources be when the grid suffers a shock? A new study aims to find out.
Jase Pearson of Green Earth Electrical says there are still plenty of ways solar and storage can help people in his corner of Western Australia save money.
As the problem of exported solar gets mainstream attention, solutions will become ever more inventive.
Looking back on 2020, the Clean Energy Council describes an industry that refused to let a global pandemic stand in its way.
As energy storage is demanded on a vast scale, the possibilities of converting mines into pumped-hydro batteries are being investigated.
As rooftop PV systems age, installers need to understand how system performance can be affected by potential induced degradation, writes Michelle McCann.
The efficiency of a PV-thermal system is dependent on the temperature of the heating application, but the technology is often overlooked.