energy

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“The time of solar has arrived and this is good news for the world.”

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The case for hydrogen as a fuel has been well made but there has been little investment to bring it to scale.

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The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.

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Moving to a future powered mainly by renewable energy will be crucial if we are to stay within the global warming limits set out by the Paris Agreement.

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A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, says a UNSW physicist.

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When it comes to energy, governments are lacking the expertise that engineers can provide, writes Jenny Stewart.

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UNSW has joined a coalition of prominent Australians to ensure the country's transition to a clean energy future.

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All UNSW's top news stories, from quantum computing dollars to a warm welcome for new Deans and dignitaries.

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UNSW scientists have developed an efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that can be scaled up to produce hydrogen – a clean energy fuel.

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Solar engineers from UNSW's Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics have set a new world-record in solar energy efficiency, achieving an electricity conversion rate of over 40%. 

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