Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...
US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but...
Australia on Track for 2020 Renewable Target
Australia is set to achieve its renewable energy target for 2020 as a jump in the uptake of large scale solar projects drives growth in renewables,...
Study Urges Large Investment in Renewable Energy
Australia will need up to three-quarters of its electricity coming from renewables by 2030 if it is to cut emissions in the cheapest way under a...
More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On
Consumers will have to pay for generators to be kept on stand-by to fill shortfalls in electricity during summer peaks or face the prospect of blackouts.
SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts
South Australians and Victorians face the risk of four-hour blackouts over summer unless governments follow through on plans for new battery storage and diesel generators.
Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
The federal government is talking to the owners of a NSW coal-fired power station about how it can convince them to keep it open beyond...
Why Energy Costs Are a Bigger Risk to Jobs than Households
The general media have recently latched on to the issue of rising energy costs and their impacts on household budgets.
NSW Govt Approves Port Kembla Gas Terminal
The NSW government has given the green light to a $250 million gas terminal at Port Kembla, near Wollongong.
Solar Energy Jobs Doubled in 2017-18: ABS
Jobs in large-scale solar energy projects have more than doubled in a year, boosting the renewables sector, new figures show.
Adani Groundwater Plan Gets Green Light
The federal environment minister has given the green light to the controversial Adani Carmichael mine's groundwater plan, taking it a step closer to operation.
Electric Cars May Lower Power Bills: Study
Electricity costs could go down and the power grid may become more stable if there's a mass uptake of electric cars under a policy put forward...
Wind farms More Accepted, Watchdog says
Community concerns over wind farms are dissipating, the sector's commissioner says.
Calls are growing for public funds to save a solar-thermal power station planned for Port Augusta after the collapse of the $650 million project.
Power Stations Allowed to Pollute: Expert
Australia is letting power stations get away with emitting high levels of toxic pollution that countries like India and Bangladesh are actively working to reduce because...
Industry key to Labor's Climate Plan
Australia's biggest polluters will have to cut their emissions but could find themselves making money doing so under a Labor government.
New Coal Projects Decline Globally: Report
The number of coal-fired power plants developed globally dropped steeply last year, a new report reveals.