Nuclear reactors should be considered as a realistic option to confront Australia's deepening energy crisis, according to a study from industry superannuation's chief lobby group.
Some families are already taking advantage of "demand response", reducing their bills by cutting their electricity use at peak times. But a move to promote competition in the demand response market has come up against some serious opposition.
Demand for electricity from WA households and businesses is predicted to fall for the first time, bucking long-held assumptions linking power use to an economy's size, as the extraordinary uptake of solar panels reshapes the system.
Temperatures have plunged and heaters are running hot — energy experts offer advice on how to stay warm while keeping costs to a minimum.
As China and India restrict imports of Australia's recycling, a new report suggests the nation's sunniest place should take it and create export industries.
A proposed $2 billion Indigenous-led coal-fired power station in Collinsville in North Queensland — developed by Brisbane-based Indigenous company Shine Energy and headed by traditional Biri man Ashley Dodd — is set to revive one of the country's oldest coal towns.
As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout hit tens of millions of people, authorities were still largely in the dark about what caused the collapse of the interconnected grid.
Energy generator and retailer AGL has withdrawn its $3 billion takeover offer for Vocus — the second suitor to walk away from the telecommunications company in the past fortnight.
Power is trickling back into the grid after a massive blackout hit the South American countries of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay early on Sunday, leaving tens of millions without power on Fathers' Day, authorities say.
Pope Francis says that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming — his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters — and appeals to climate change deniers to listen to science.