Hydrogen roadmap shows why this one little atom holds big promise
As Australia navigates a path to a cleaner energy future, hydrogen could benefit our domestic energy supply by overcoming intermittency and transportability problems linked to energy from the sun or wind. CSIRO, in consultation with industry and government, has just launched a National Hydrogen Roadmap as a ‘blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in Australia’.
‘Intelligent control’ the key to grid-friendly solar
The economics of distributed energy has put Australia at the forefront of redesigning the electricity sector before most of the rest of the world. Just ask the residents of Yarrabilba.
Building a one-stop-shop for all our energy data needs
Australians go through more than 6,000 petajoules of energy every year to keep everything from their phones to their factories running. It’s a nice number for pub trivia, but if you’re a policy maker, researcher, or investor in our nation’s future energy demands, you’ll need something better than a back-of-the-envelope calculation. CSIRO’s Energy Use Data Model could soon come in handy.
‘Baseload’ power and what it means for the future of renewables
In the new world order of mixed-source energy, trusty baseload power is often misunderstood. It's not just a question of what baseload can do for renewables, but what renewables can do for baseload power.
Refining the accounts on canola emissions savings
Accounting for emissions savings in producing biofuels compared to fossil fuels is about to get harder. Australia's got an interest in proving the worth of canola.
How to make batteries that last (almost) forever
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Solar smarts offer households control without complexity
Solar-powered homes with battery storage can save money with a new system that decides when to store or draw energy from the solar panels, the battery and the grid.
Wave atlas helps map the way ahead for ocean energy
A new Australian wave atlas adds to the work being done in marine energy renewables to see how far the industry can ride the wave.