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.
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.
Four Northern Territory public service executives are being paid more than $200,000 a year to facilitate a planned gas industry that some experts doubt will ever stack up economically, particularly as terminals for importing gas from "wherever's cheapest" secure approval on the nation's east coast.
Australia's largest integrated battery and solar farm in Victoria's north has 2,000 solar panels and can power 16,000 homes. It was officially opened today.
WA power provider Synergy will slump to almost $180 million in losses over the next four years, according to figures released in State Parliament, as the financial position of the state-owned utility deteriorates.
In the close-knit communities nestled amongst World Heritage-listed rainforest, the debate over clean energy gets dirty with stories of propaganda campaigns circling. Surprisingly, it's the environmentalists who are trying to stop the solar-to-hydrogen microgrid.
Since the privatisation of Victoria's coal-fired power stations in the 1990s, the Latrobe Valley has struggled with high unemployment. But a workers' group has decided not to wait around for new jobs to appear.
After years developing world-leading power technology in drought-stricken NSW, Vast Solar is to build its commercial plant elsewhere due, in part, to a lack of sun.
In Queensland's coal heartland, a number of locals are trading in their mining jobs to work in the renewables sector.
The NEM has just celebrated its 20th anniversary and, while it has done a good job, it is now in need of a major overhaul to keep the lights on, a major new report warns.