electricity

Solar cells, wind turbines and structures that house the electrolyser to create hydrogen

The green hydrogen revolution is coming, and Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of it, an analysis of production costs by UNSW engineers has shown.

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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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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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