In which I request the help of Delimiter's readership in convincing former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy to speak to me about technology policy.
Hot on the heels of a deal to assess Mauritius for a wave power-based microgrid, Carnegie Wave Energy has raised $7.5m in its latest funding round.
While the government’s core policies to encourage renewable energy remain the same for now, everything else is very different.
According to CTI, over $2 trillion of new and existing investment is in danger of being wasted over the coming decade if governments and companies don’t take action to divert investments away from fossil fuels.
Engineers at Stanford University have discovered how to use the sun's energy to combine water and CO2 to create chemical products.
Last week the ABC's flagship current affairs program 7:30 covered the somewhat extraordinary story of Dylan Wheeler, an Australian teenager. According to the program, Wheeler has not only been charged by Australian police on hacking offences, but he has also been highlighted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation for his activities. None of this, however, appears to have stopped Wheeler from leaving Australia on his own passport or subsequently appearing on national television.
Last week in Sydney’s Leichardt Council something happened that surprised many a political spectator.
The Greens voted against helping refugees and instead backed the Liberals and the racists that filled council chambers. It seemed to many the Greens in Leichardt have their own refugee turn back policy.
Veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde late last week said he publicly warned Malcolm Turnbull that the HFC cable network which the NBN company bought from Optus for $800 million was not suitable for use as part of the National Broadband Network, but that the Prime Minister had ignored the analysis, surrounding himself instead with "yes men".
A consortium led by the City of Melbourne will launch a tender in 2016 for as much as 120GWh of shovel-ready renewable energy projects.
SA's updated climate strategy suggests its electricity sector will be 100% decarbonised by 2050, despite no change to its 2025 target of 50% renewables.
An open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, said to be written and signed by the 600 men incarcerated on Manus Island, was released today, 30 November 2015. The letter is short. It acknowledges the hopeless situation of the men detained indefinitely by the Government. It acknowledges the necessity of…
Could the mainstream media tide be turning against Turnbull when it comes to the NBN? Andrew Bolt has already expressed his reservations. It will be interesting to see if the AFR continues in this line of criticism of the Prime Minister over his handling of Australia’s largest ever infrastructure project.
As you may have seen last week, the NBN company announced that it would conduct a trial of revamped pricing on its CVC product -- the structure through which the NBN company actually charges retail ISPs for downloads over its network, rather than customer connections.
The NBN company today said those who believed it was going to "scrap" Optus' HFC cable network were "mistaken", and that leaked documents published last week showing the network was not fit for use as part of the National Broadband Network were only a "hypothetical exercise".
The Opposition has directly targeted the record of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the National Broadband Network project, in what appears to be the first of a new wave of mailouts to voters designed to influence its electoral results, mimicking its approach during the last Federal Election in mid-2013.