Tag Archives: Australian National University

A battery power revolution in the making

Analysts predict a huge future for batteries in global energy storage. On Tasmania’s Bruny Island we have a chance to see what this might look like. A revolution is brewing in meeting rooms and computer laboratories around Australia, and right now … Continue reading

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Coal is starting to look like a stranded asset

Government support for King Coal is misplaced, short-sighted and foolish. [21 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] You might think money and power are what motivate the people who make those huge holes in the ground to dig up vast quantities … Continue reading

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Our pressing need to account for terrestrial carbon

We know how much carbon is released by fossil fuel burning, but we are relatively ignorant of what comes out of our farms and forests. The amount of carbon involved is enormous. This is an information battle that we have … Continue reading

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