alternative energy

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Twelve power projects are in the running for federal government dollars: six pumped hydro, five gas and one coal. It's clear which one shouldn't be on the list, for economic and environmental reasons.

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Heading into the state election, neither of the major parties has a policy to address increasing congestion on transmission lines joining wind and solar farms to the electricity grid.

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In projects with global significance, particularly in developing countries, UNSW engineers are solving the problem of intermittent energy supply in outback and rural Australia.

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Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia, write Graciela Metternicht and Gail Broadbent.

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Australian motorists are rejecting electric cars due to a lack of recharging infrastructure, write Graciela Metternicht and Danielle Drozdzewski.

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The recent Australian heatwave that saw some electricity consumers lose supply was a sobering reminder that we need to provide and use energy more sustainably, writes Hugh Outhred.