Iain MacGill

Petrol station priceboard

UNSW experts say lack of government policy, rather than the huge spike in the current cost of petrol caused by sanctions on Russia, is holding back domestic electric vehicle sales.

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Green Hydrogen could play a big role in helping countries cut their CO2 emissions, but what exactly is it and how can it be used?

Electric vehicle charging

Australia needs to speed up its shift to electric vehicles, UNSW experts say.

Hydrogen energy

A new study is set to test the viability of a hydrogen supply chain between Australia and Germany.

windfarm

The federal election campaign has highlighted the major parties' very different visions of Australia’s renewable energy future, write Iain MacGill and Franziska Mey.

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Ducted air-conditioning and pools are the top culprits in high Sydney electricity bills, new research shows.

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If the Abbott government wants to cut long-term power costs, it should consider ramping up rather than weakening the Renewable Energy Target, write Peerapat Vithayasrichareon, Iain MacGill and Jenny Riesz.

Carbon emissions inside

No matter how you juggle the numbers and fiddle the details, the latest changes to the emissions trading scheme are a disappointing vote for the status quo, write Dr Regina Betz and Dr Iain MacGill.

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UNSW climate scientists and energy experts have given a largely critical response to the Federal Government's emissions trading White Paper.

Emissions forum inside

Charities and environment groups joined researchers at UNSW this week to discuss one of the biggest challenges of an emissions trading scheme - ensuring fair distribution of the cost of carbon.