Nothing but blue skies? How solar forecasting works
Cumulus, stratus or cumulonimbus, clouds all have one thing in common: they affect the amount of energy solar panels produce. So, what is solar forecasting, and why is it so important?
Cars after coronavirus: steering away from emissions
How can the transport sector and consumers embrace the positive impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown, and steer towards low-emissions technologies?
A post mining future looks golden with a little help from science
Australian mining has a lot of responsibilities to manage. A new CRC (Co-operative Research Centre) aims to transform the industry to enable regions and communities to transition to a more prosperous and sustainable post-mine future.
Testing the ‘leakiness’ of Australian homes
With the cold snap shocking us into our winter woollens, we’re looking at how draughty Australian houses are, and the science behind how we test for ‘leakiness’ in our homes.
Climate mitigation: Science-backed solutions to reduce emissions
Science tells us that anthropogenic climate change is in effect. In order to limit the changes to our environments, economies and lifestyles, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a number of sources. This is a huge task, so where should we concentrate efforts and what tools are at our disposal?
Hydrogen’s role in decarbonisation: ensuring a responsible transition
To decarbonise our energy systems, CSIRO is looking at the responsible innovation and social acceptance of hydrogen technologies. There are always challenges to the adoption of new technologies. Some of these challenges are technical or economic, but, for successful adoption, there also needs to be social awareness and acceptance.
Solar power and extreme weather in Australia
Over 2.2 million Australian homes and businesses now have a rooftop PV system. What does a summer of smoke, dust and hail mean for solar power generation in Australia?
Positive interest in negative emissions
Negative emissions technologies can be a real part of our approach to helping address climate change.