renewable energy

solar power

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.

Sharma

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.

Bill Shorten

Australia will reach a target of 50% renewable energy "because research and demand is on our side”, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said today, during a tour of UNSW’s world leading solar research facilities.

coal power

The writing is on the wall for coal-fired power in Australia, writes Mark Diesendorf.

SA Power Station

South Australia's electricity system could be operated entirely on scaled-up, commercially available renewable energy sources, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

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Australia already has technically feasible scenarios to run the electricity industry on 100% renewable energy, without significantly affecting supply, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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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.

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