Tired of endlessly debating Australia’s energy future? Here are 10 things we really know about energy to guide us through the policy fog.
Articles by Alan Pears
Many are proposing the obvious , but wrong, solution to Australia’s crisis : develop more gas production resources. But this path fails for several reasons.
We all know we need to shut down our brown coal power stations, especially the really old ones, as soon as possible…But how?
Whether you are on or off the grid, it is important to minimise peak electricity demand.
Australia has a sorry track record on energy efficiency and policy reform. The productivity plan provides little reassurance this will change.
In a traffic jam, air conditioners can use half the fuel consumed by a car. This looks like fertile ground for research into new cars and their air conditioners, and retrofit measures.
A number of Indirect Action policies can be pursued without letting climate deniers resume control of the climate agenda. They could win votes, too.
Rapid changes in electricity policy, some practical perspectives on carbon pricing and some good news about the national appliance energy efficiency program.