John Woolard –
Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change.
Wade Allison –
Nuclear power has become a kind of renewable-energy bogeyman, with radiation presented as a source of acute and immediate danger to communities and the environment. But fears about radiation are vastly exaggerated, and the potential of nuclear power is unmatched by other renewables.
Thermal power plants in areas that lack water are vulnerable to power disruptions due to drought and competition amongst water users. As the world's demand for water and power increase, what can be done to solve this growing concern?
Questions about national security are legitimate and important, but so is international collaboration for breakthroughs in the energy sector. Is public debate surrounding the Ausgrid bid obscuring the big picture?
Australia must substantially and relatively quickly change the nature of its electricity supply. The Commonwealth's goal is to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions to 80 per cent below 2000 levels ...