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Policy and politicians are failing our environment and our future
Opinion
Opinion

Policy and politicians are failing our environment and our future

Australia is a land of droughts and flooding rains, but the mess that is the Murray Darling Basin is a man-made ecological disaster.

  • by Ebony Bennett

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Winds of change for Golden Plains as huge wind farm gets go-ahead

Winds of change for Golden Plains as huge wind farm gets go-ahead

A massive, 170-square kilometre wind farm near the small town of Rokewood in the state's south west has been approved by the Victorian government to help tackle the state's energy needs.

  • by Bianca Hall & Adam Carey
Records 'blown away' as rising power bill fears trigger solar PV surge

Records 'blown away' as rising power bill fears trigger solar PV surge

New solar energy installations tripled in capacity in 2018 in Australia, with solid growth in rooftop solar eclipsed by a massive increase in utility-sized ventures.

  • by Peter Hannam
Private-public sector co-operation can tackle major challenges
Opinion
Opinion

Private-public sector co-operation can tackle major challenges

Economist Mariana Mazzucato reminds us that co-investment between the public and private sector can help overcome national challenges.

  • by Jim Chalmers
Australian voters have every reason to be cynical
Opinion
Opinion

Australian voters have every reason to be cynical

It feels like government barely survived 2018.

  • by Ebony Bennett
Meet the people who control your power
Electricity

Meet the people who control your power

Hidden away in a bunker in a western Sydney suburb,there's a room that powers every aspect of your life - the nerve centre for Australia's electricity supply.

  • by Cole Latimer
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Tyranny of distance: The renewable power disconnect
Renewables

Tyranny of distance: The renewable power disconnect

The renewable energy boom may be going to waste because the best place to put wind and solar is too far away to connect to the grid.

  • by Cole Latimer
Just one per cent of ACT solar panel systems inspected by regulator
Canberra

Just one per cent of ACT solar panel systems inspected by regulator

The Clean Energy Regulator has not found any rooftop solar panel systems in the ACT to be unsafe for nearly five years.

  • by Blake Foden
Plans for our biggest wind farm get wings clipped for Brolga's sake

Plans for our biggest wind farm get wings clipped for Brolga's sake

Proposal to build Australia’s biggest wind farm has been scaled back by about 20% by the Victorian government, in a decision it says will protect the brolga.

  • by Adam Carey
Renewables to be cheaper than coal even without climate policy, CSIRO says
Renewables

Renewables to be cheaper than coal even without climate policy, CSIRO says

The CSIRO and energy market operator say existing coal plants are still the cheapest form of power but new wind and solar farms will soon be cheaper, even without a carbon price.

  • by Cole Latimer
Power bills drop $28 a year thanks to renewable policy, since dumped by the government
Angus Taylor

Power bills drop $28 a year thanks to renewable policy, since dumped by the government

Energy Minister Angus Taylor has also downplayed a revolt from the states demanding more federal action on climate change.

  • by Nicole Hasham