Backup power ready as grid braces for heat
Extreme temperatures will put coal-fired power plants under stress this summer, but backup electricity sources should be able to prevent any blackouts.
Keep power stations on ‘flat out’: Taylor
The minister responsible for Australia's energy system wants to keep ageing coal-fired power stations "running flat out" as he believes it will lower household bills.
Spark Infrastructure H1 profit falls 9.1%
Spark Infrastructure has reported a 9.1 per cent drop in first-half profit to $52.8 million and is urging the electricity regulator to reassess how much...
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...
Aussie Households Must Take Heed of Electrical Safety
It was the type of callout emergency service personnel dread.
Light Pollution on the Rise
The world is getting brighter, but US scientists say that may not be a good thing.
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.
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...
Ausgrid Worker Electrocuted in Sydney
An Ausgrid worker has died after being electrocuted in Sydney's Lower North Shore.
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...
Renewables Not Responsible for Outages, Grattan Says
Blaming renewable energy for failures of the reliability of Australia's electricity supply is wrong and dangerous, a new report says.
NSW 'Suffered 27 Power Plant Breakdowns'
Gas and coal-fired power stations in NSW broke down more than two dozen times last year - including one that is only 10 years old.
Plans for 66 Power Stations Seek Govt Cash
The federal government has received 66 submissions from power generators looking for taxpayer money to underwrite new investments.
Energy sector bands together for customers
Australia's biggest electricity companies are vowing to put customers and affordability back at the centre of their thinking with a new energy charter.
Fallen Powerlines Trap Sydney Residents
Dozens of Sydneysiders who were trapped for hours in their homes by 500 metres of fallen high-voltage powerlines have been told it is safe to leave.
Scam Warning for Victorian Solar Scheme
Scammers have tried to cash in on the Victorian government's $1.3 billion solar power subsidy scheme.