The campaign for nuclear power stations in Australia could slow the transition to renewable energy – yet nuclear is a technology whose time has passed.
Contrary to claims made in Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans about life cycle energy for renewables, wind and solar are likely to breed even better returns.
Michael Moore is one of my heroes, but this time he has made a bad mistake. His new film on renewable energy is out-of-date, superficial, simplistic and misleading.
Switching to 100% renewables, and focusing on energy efficiency, will play key roles in meeting ambitious greenhouse gas targets.
Here are the four key policy initiatives we must take to propel Australia towards 100 per cent renewable electricity.
We need genuinely dispatchable power stations to complement the growing capacity of wind and solar PV. Coal and other baseload power stations cannot fill that role.
Science tells us that, to avoid devastating climate change, we must rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero. How fast is possible?
New research by a group at UNSW shows that it is theoretically possible for Australia to move to a renewable energy future without blowing its share of the carbon budget.
Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.
Building more renewable energy will be part of the effort to decarbonise energy systems.