Australia’s transition to renewables: shining a light on the challenges
There are key challenges for Australia as we transition to renewables. We've helped identify critical areas of research to support our transition.
Keeping your apartment or new home warm and energy efficient
Our Senior Experimental Scientist, Michael Ambrose, has energy efficiency tips for apartments and new homes to get you through winter.
Keeping your older house warm without breaking the bank
Draughts in Australian houses can add up to 20 per cent to our energy bills. Our scientists are here to help! In this series, we share energy efficiency tips for older houses, apartments and new homes.
Power for good: Meet our energy researcher Kate Cavanagh
Kate Cavanagh is working at the forefront of how we can best integrate more renewable energy into our electricity grid.
Three ways we’re targeting net zero
With COP26 off and running towards net zero, here are three ways we’re helping get there too.
Seal of approval: Should we use PassivHaus or free-running design principles for Australian homes?
The national construction boom continues around Australia. So how do you build a comfortable, low-energy house? Should you seal up your house following PassivHaus principles or should you use passive cooling and heating design principles to create a free-running home?
Up to 90% of electricity from solar and wind the cheapest option by 2030: CSIRO analysis
The latest estimates of electricity generation costs in Australia find renewables will soon be the cheapest even with grid integration expenses.
COVID-19 sparks a clean energy experiment
Have you been shocked by higher energy bills since the COVID-19 lockdown began? We've all been part of an unplanned energy experiment.
Not too hot, not too cold. What’s ‘just right’ for your solar panels?
You might think that your solar panels work best in summer, when there’s more sunshine. But how hot is too hot for the most effective generation of solar energy?
A scientific show and tell with Dr Larry Marshall
We put our Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall up for a special episode of Q&A. But we’ve since had a lot of questions about what he raised on the show. So like Larry after smuggling all his gadgets into the ABC studios, let’s unpack all the highlights and what they mean for cleaner energy.
Eco living: To renovate or rebuild?
When it comes down to what’s greener, renovating often beats rebuilding. However, exactly what's done with the remodelled or rebuilt house makes an enormous difference.
Simulating sunlight: lighting the way to a more efficient solar cell
As daylight saving comes to an end, we mourn the loss of sunny summer evenings. But as the days grow shorter and darker, there’s still plenty of solar energy research being done. In fact, we’re hot on the heels of a more efficient solar photovoltaic (PV) panel.