Business doubles down on clean energy in 2018

New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that businesses doubled down on renewables in 2018, buying more than twice as much compared to the year before. Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) jumped from the 6.1 GW … Read more

Immediate phase out of fossil fuels could keep warming below 1.5°C

Despite some positive climate action, new fossil fuel infrastructure is still being built and deployed. Dozens of new coal power plants are currently planned or under construction, for instance, while petrol car sales will nearly … Read more

Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs and even save the gas industry

The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable energy while still preserving a role for the gas industry, and without relying on technological fixes such as carbon capture and storage, … Read more

Melbourne: First Australian capital city powered by 100 per cent renewables

The City of Melbourne has become the first Australian capital to use 100 per cent renewables to power its streets and businesses. As a result, ‘Melbourne renewable energy capital’ is a title the city can … Read more

Hot tips to cool your home this summer – and avoid ‘bill shock’

There’s nothing like an Aussie summer to turn up the heat, but are you ready for the subsequent bill shock? Canstar Blue have compared running costs for a range of common cooling products. Then they’ve compared … Read more

Australia Fears Blackouts as Heatwave Takes Toll on Grid

Australia’s grid is teetering on the brink of collapse as the country battles to maintain reserve generation capacity during the worst heatwave since tracking began. As of Thursday, Jan. 24, the Australian Energy Market Operator … Read more

Most electric vehicle drivers would ‘never go back’ to a fossil-fueled car

A recent Clean Energy & Electric Vehicle survey reported in Renewable Energy Magazine found most electric vehicle drivers would never go back to a petrol-powered car. The poll, conducted by Fully Charged channel, received 7,700 … Read more

Reduce your pool pump costs with solar power

Australian summers are synonymous with time spent in the water. But while backyard pools are common throughout the country, rising energy prices are putting a strain on household expenses. And for many Australians, pool pump expenses are blowing … Read more

Renewable energy pipeline cutting Australian power bills: AEMC

Annual Australian power bills will fall by $28 for most households over the next couple of years, a report by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) shows. The drop is thanks to a renewable energy pipeline of large-scale wind … Read more

Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower

Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans. But will this work? Our research is investigating the economic and environmental case for Australia to … Read more