Home Batteries – Are They Worth It?

Recently, as a reaction to the announcements from various electricity retailers that they were reducing feed-in tariffs (mostly down to 6.7 cents/kWh), there was a 16% spike in enquiries for home battery installations. People with solar systems were obviously angry about having the value of their electricity exports downgraded and thought that it was timeContinue reading “Home Batteries – Are They Worth It?”

Hydrogen – The Clean Energy Fuel?

Opportunity or Scam? Much is being claimed about how hydrogen should be seen as one of the candidates to help us reach a clean energy future. Many governments and business leaders have been convinced that hydrogen is a very good replacement for oil-based products and Japan, Australia, the US and the Europeans have jumped onContinue reading “Hydrogen – The Clean Energy Fuel?”

The Politics of Climate in Australia

There exists a political conundrum in Australia that exceeds any other in living memory. While there is a high level of concern among average Australians that climate change is an existential threat, there is a commensurate political reluctance to do anything about it. Surveys show that at least 85% of Australians believe that climate changeContinue reading “The Politics of Climate in Australia”