Australia needs much more solar and wind power, but where are the best sites? We mapped them all.
15 Dec 2022
Cheng Cheng, Australian National University; Andrew Blakers, Australian National University, and Anna Nadolny, Australian National University
Extra 1,500 pumped hydro sites offer potential to bolster Australia’s clean energy grids
11 Nov 2022
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have released a detailed study outlining 1,500 additional locations across the country that could potentially be used to build pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) facilities....
Batteries of gravity and water – we found 1,500 new pumped hydro sites next to existing reservoirs
11 Nov 2022
The following article, written by Professor Blakers, Anna Nadolny, and Ryan Stocks, was published in the Conversation today, and republished on Renew Economy.
There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it
22 Sep 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in The Conversation today, and was republished in Renew Economy.
Dramatic changes in Australia illustrate the future of the American electricity system
5 Jul 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Energy Central today, exploring the the changing electricity system in Australia, and implications for the United States.
To triple transmission capacity, landowners and neighbours need to be paid more
31 May 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Renew Economy today, exploring the future need for transmission in Australia, and fair compensation for landholders and neighbours hosting the transmission towers.
Mass storage is a solved problem
18 May 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Energy Central today.
Renewables snapshot – Are we on track to decarbonise the globe?
16 May 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Renew Economy today, exploring the current growth rates of solar and wind, and the work ahead to build out renewables to electrify everything and decarbonise...
Renewables in 2021
26 Apr 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Energy Central today, detailing the renewable electricity capacity increases in 2021.
Australia plans to be a big green hydrogen exporter to Asian markets – but they don’t need it
4 Apr 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers and Cheng Cheng appeared in the Conversation today, and has been republished in Renew Economy.