renewables

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Our race for renewables has a dark side, with some of the most important clean energy technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries, bringing unexpected and damaging consequences for human rights and the environment. Although the goals are different, mining for ingredients of lithium-ion batteries

oxidised copper in rock

Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth's tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.

Coal plant

For an orderly transition from fossil fuels, Australia needs a carbon price to replace its hodgepodge of clumsy government interventions.

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New analysis by UNSW suggests that renewable investment is likely to be cheaper and lower risk for Australia.

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Coal-fired electricity may have little or no economic future in Australia, even if carbon capture and storage becomes commercially available, a new analysis has found.

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Australia may be embarking on a “new carbon future”, but coal remains our largest energy export and cheapest and most accessible source of power. Can renewables deliver on their promise?