This paper looks at policies that Australian governments can implement to overcome the structural barriers that offer incentives to support electric vehicles.
This report outlines some demand-side solutions that use energy more wisely, which could potentially secure hundreds of megawatts of electricity supply.
Technological progress has transformed solar PV from an alternative technology in the 1970s, to cheap, mainstream energy today. Australia has been a leading solar PV nation, with more household solar systems than any other country.
Solar has become highly popular in suburban and country...
We want to put forward a new idea, framed in response to a recently published essay titled Balancing Act, by George Megalogenis, the Australian author and economics graduate. Our idea is that renewable energy provides the perfect act of renewal for the democratic state at...
Estimates the number of jobs that would be created in by the renewable energy policies of each party as at 10 June 2016.
Summary The Australia Institute has modelled the number jobs in the clean energy sector which would be created to meet...
Critics put forward two key arguments against widespread adoption of renewable energy: price and intermittency. Solar and wind costs have fallen so rapidly over the past decade that they are now competitive with fossil fuels, so the price argument is losing traction....
In order to win hearts and minds the renewable energy industry needs to shift from describing technologies to illustrating the benefits they bring, writes Dan Cass.