renewable energy

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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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Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project.

clean energy

Industry leaders including Geoffrey Cousins, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, and UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs explain why they have come together in an alliance to move Australia towards a clean energy future.

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UNSW has welcomed the decision to spare ARENA from dramatic funding cuts, allowing the agency to continue to support critical Australian research into new renewable energy and storage technologies.

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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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Australia can capture a “fair share” of the US$2.5 trillion in forecast global investment in renewables, Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said on a visit to UNSW’s solar energy research facilities.

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Leading scientists have called on both major political parties not to ‘unintentionally kill’ solar cell research in Australia by cutting off grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.​

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‘Zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – are now much closer after a UNSW team achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.

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Affordable power storage is the missing link in the renewable energy revolution. Neeraj Sharma is developing next-generation rechargeable batteries that run on seawater.

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India’s resources minister has called for greater research collaboration, saying Australian universities could play a vital role in rolling out low-cost energy solutions to the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

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