Some Queensland homeowners are rewiring parts of their homes and shelling out thousands of dollars for Tesla and other hybrid battery systems to cut their power bills and ensure they're not left in the dark.
The numbers no longer stack up when it comes to coal-fired power: wind and solar are cheaper, and rising electricity costs have more to do with gas prices and network costs than any "green scheme", writes Ian Verrender.
Whyalla steelworks buyer Sanjeev Gupta buys a controlling stake in Adelaide-based energy company Zen Energy, and also takes a swipe at the high cost of power in Australia.
Fixing the gas price crisis is the short-term fix to Australia's soaring electricity prices but the long game is greater investment in renewables and energy storage, writes Ian Verrender.
Power giant AGL ceases installations of household batteries in Adelaide as part of a Virtual Power Plant trial and is flagging a change of battery technology...
The National Party membership will use its federal conference this weekend to pressure politicians to finalise energy policy, and to push for more coal-fired power stations in regional areas.
The National Party membership will use its federal conference this weekend to call for an end to the energy policy vacuum, with more 'clean' coal-fired power stations in regional areas.
Bob Katter and Anthony Albanese, a pair of "fair-dinkum blokes", are taking their unlikely bromance to the bush to try to change the face of the electricity generation in the north.
The rules around how households with solar panels use and sell excess energy stored on batteries could be tightened in a State Government crackdown to ensure taxpayers do not foot a $1 billion bill.
The lack of a carbon price is paralysing investment in Australia's energy sector and putting domestic power bills on track to surge by up to 40 per cent, experts warn.
The public appetite for community funded renewable energy appears to be limitless, with projects proving so popular they are selling out within minutes of being offered to investors.
Australia could generate electricity with no carbon emissions by 2050, but a carbon price will be needed to achieve that, according to the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap released today.
Large-scale solar looks to be on the cusp of an Australian boom. The country has had a record-breaking year in the construction of major solar projects, and the trend is predicted to continue.
Hazelwood is set to close in coming weeks, and when it does 22 per cent of Victoria's power supply will vanish with it. Chris Uhlmann examines how the country entered its policy-induced energy crisis and whether there's a...
The Powerwall, a lithium-ion battery system designed to store electricity generated from rooftop solar panels, is widely considered to be a game-changer for the electricity industry.
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