A preview of new technologies being developed to provide power to your electronic devices without using wires.
Australia has abundant solar energy resources, but until now there has been very little publicly available research on how the variable nature of sunshine affects electricity networks.
Germany and renewable energy - Rear Vision - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
We are told that Germany now leads the world in terms of green technology and the generation of renewable electricity. So how has this come about, what are the benefits and what has been the cost?
Guests Hans Josef Fell, German Green politician
Professor Volkmar Lauber, Professor of Politics at the University of Salzburg
Professor Colin Vance, Researcher at the RWI Research Institute and at Jacobs University and specialises in energy and transportation policy, and global environmental change.
Publications Title: Switching to Renewable Power: A Framework for the 21st Century
Author: Volkmar Lauber, ed
Energy efficiency: Not in Australia mate! - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
In forty years Australia’s energy efficiency record has barely improved. We’re a land of air con, power hungry industry, and fuel guzzling cars. But electricity is no longer cheap, and we have to deal with carbon emissions. Energy savings could deal with both. Yet the message has been swept away by the political storm over a carbon price. Reporter: Di Martin