Focus issue 188 February 2015
The future of energy is the future of the nation – so we need to focus on economical, sustainable energy sources.
Tackling Australia’s energy productivity challenge
By Bruce Godfrey
The combination of poor energy productivity and high energy prices means increasing
competitive disadvantage for Australian businesses and falling affordability for consumers.
We need to get our energy policy right
Implementing policies that transition Australia to a low-emissions energy future – while
maintaining adequate, reliable, secure and competitive energy supplies – is our key challenge.
Getting from A to B without emitting C
By Susan Pond
Australia needs a strategy to benefit optimally from transformation
from old to new transportation technologies and systems.
Can intelligent networks solve Australia’s energy challenge?
By John Söderbaum
We are changing from a one-way network sending electricity from large generators to
consumers to a two-way network where electricity is exchanged between various participants.
The nuclear energy debate needs to be on our table
By Erica Smyth
Australia is the third-largest uranium producer after Kazakhstan and Canada but we have not moved to maximise its use for our own economic benefit.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology