The pressure on the electricity grid highlights the need for a long-term shift away from fossil fuels, the chair of the Energy Security Board says.
- by David Crowe and Mike Foley
The chaos and dysfunction in the national electricity market this week flows from the collision of a number of unexpected events with long-term vulnerabilities.
- by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Power companies have been called to an emergency meeting with the energy market regulator after it forced providers to fire up generators taken offline as fuel prices rose.
- by Mike Foley
The Australian Workers’ Union’s demand comes as energy chiefs warn more small electricity retailers could collapse under the weight of soaring wholesale prices.
- by Nick Toscano, Mike Foley and Miki Perkins
Australia’s chief energy adviser is briefing ministers about reforms needed to tackle rising power bills and to bring more renewables onto the grid.
- by Mike Foley and Nick Toscano
The new law, dubbed Operation Thermostat by the local media, aims to severely reduce Italy’s dependence on Russian gas but is likely to cause some discomfort.
- by Rob Harris
The wave of sanctions for Russia has left world leaders scrambling for new sources of energy. Britain’s PM has warned oil and gas production may have to be increase in the short term.
- by Farrah Tomazin and Rob Harris
The world’s largest asset manager believes the escalating conflict in Europe will prompt leaders to look for energy security in new technologies.
- by Charlotte Grieve
The Ukraine crisis has raised the prospect of a blockage in the massive supply of Russian gas into Europe, posing big questions for the clean energy revolution.
- by Mike Foley
The world is living through the first major energy crisis of the clean-power transition. It won’t be the last.
- by David R Baker, Stephen Stapczynski, Dan Murtaugh and Rachel Morison