electricity

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In an energy-hungry world, battery storage is the way of the future. But not all technologies are equal, writes Wilson da Silva.

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The $10 million UNSW and Hangzhou Cable Joint Laboratory, the first project of the new Torch Innovation Precinct at UNSW, promises to transform electricity transmission. 

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Major players in the energy sector are converging on UNSW to share their vision for increasing Australia’s contribution to meeting the world’s future energy needs.

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Could NSW's future power demands be met with renewable energy? UNSW water engineers think pumped hydro storage holds the key.

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Even under a conservative government, coal-fired electricity has no future and the power of public opinion will force rapid, effective action on climate change, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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A carbon price of between $50 and $100 per tonne would make coal-fired and gas-fired power less economical than renewable electricity, a UNSW study shows.

Energy poverty

The well-being of low-income households is being seriously undermined by the increasing cost of housing and electricity, write Alan Morris and Lynne Chester.

Energy systems expert Professor Hugh Outhred examines what's really pushing up the price of electricity

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Shanil Samarakoon, a Masters student in Marketing at the Australian School of Business, is leading a team that is bringing electricity to a small rural community in Sri Lanka.

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A leading UNSW academic has cautioned the NSW Government against leasing existing coal-fired power stations, warning they seriously jeopardise the fight against climate change.