Energy

A mine with blue liquid.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Thick smoke covers the Sydney skyline

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?

Negative emissions technologies can be a real part of our approach to helping address climate change.

Norwegian fish farm for salmon growing

With Australia expecting a population growth of 35 million people by 2049, delivering food and energy security will be critical. But how do we meet this growing demand and deliver outcomes that are sustainable and productive?

Handy access to information is the key to encouraging Australians to go green in construction. But we still have a long way to go in making all homes as energy efficient as possible.

When economists think of the electric vehicle market and how it might turn back emissions they think in terms of fleet share. What will trigger the wholesale switch to electric vehicles in Australia - price, choice, vehicle standards?