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11 May 2022

Australia could rapidly shift to clean transport – if we had a strategy. So we put this plan together

The Conversation article on the launch of the Australian Clean Transport Strategy (FACTS).

11 May 2022

Australia needs to get motoring on clean transport strategy

ANU media release on the launch of the Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy (FACTS).

9 May 2022

Optimism, climate change and start-ups

Talking Tech Policy podcast interview with Professor Lachlan Blackhall.

20 April 2022

Powerline fires wreak havoc but a renewable microgrid alternative is rolling out

ABC online new article featuring commentary by Dr Elizabeth Ratnam.

5 April 2022

A community battery ‘like a corner store’: Is this the future of home energy storage

ABC online article featuring expert commentary by Drs Marnie Shaw and Hedda Ransan-Cooper.

22 March 2022

First electric vehicle chargers now on campus

The Acton campus is now home to the University’s first electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

11 March 2022

Student profile: Lizbeth Dimonti

Lizbeth’s research will focus on the visualisation & characterisation of batteries via cutting-edge electron microscopy.

8 February 2022

‘Cutting through the greenwash’: Australian energy retailers ranked on climate action

Guardian article featuring commentary by Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper

24 January 2022

Excuse me, can I use your car to stabilise and power the grid?

Clean Technica article on the Realising Electric Vehicle-to-grid Services Interim Social Report.

24 January 2022

The unknown unknowns of vehicle-to-grid tech

Clean Technica article on the Realising Electric Vehicle-to-grid Services Interim Social Report.

15 January 2022

V2G driving grid changes

The uptake of EVs in the years ahead will add up to staggering battery capacity, mostly sitting idle on driveways. Featuring commentary by Laura Jones, Senior Analyst at BSGIP.

14 December 2021

Why it’s vital to put people at the heart of the energy transition

Thought leadership piece written by Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper, social science research lead at BSGIP, for Renew Economy.

November 2021

Neighbourhood batteries in Australia

Written for an international audience, this article delves into the state-of-play of neighbourhood batteries in Australia.

19 November 2021

Australia’s R&D spend too low to fund future climate change technology breakthroughs: experts

Expert commentary on the lack of R&D funding in Australia by Prof Lachlan Blackhall and others.

5 November 2021

A spark for the future

Opinion article by Lachlan Blackhall, originally featured in the Daily Telegraph

21 October 2021

The rubber hits the road for Australia’s largest electric bus fleet project

A new pilot project set to drive down emissions in public transport and heavy transport has today been announced.

15 October 2021

Local network pricing and community storage a powerful combo

Ecogeneration article featuring Dr Bjorn Sturmberg.

30 September 2021

Many rooftop solar investors are feeling ripped off. Could battery subsidies solve the problem?

ABC online article featuring expert commentary by Professor Lachlan Blackhall.

30 August 2021

The power flow tech revolutionising solar

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) TechNow podcast (20 mins) featuring Prof Lachlan Blackhall and Dr Elizabeth Ratnam.

10 August 2021

The grid: powering the future

ABC TV Catalyst program featuring Dr Bjorn Sturmberg.

10 August 2021

Energy stored in electric car batteries could power your home or stabilise the grid – and save you money

ABC online news story featuring Bjorn Sturmberg and Kat Lucas-Healey.

3 August 2021

FIRE! … the tiny triggers that can send lithium-ion batteries up in flames

Ecogeneration article with expert commentary by Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov.

29 July 2021

You want to do what with my EV? Turning cars into batteries on wheels

The Fifth Estate article by Dr Kat Lucas-Healey

10 June 2021

Check your mirrors: 3 things rooftop solar can teach us about Australia’s electric car rollout

The Conversation article by Bjorn Sturmberg, Kat Lucas-Healey, Laura Jones and Mejbaul Haque. 

1 June 2021

Powering ahead with community batteries

ANU press release into BSGIP community battery research led by Dr Marnie Shaw & Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper.

28 May 2021

BSGIP announces partnership in Melbourne ‘Solar Sponge’ community battery trial

BSGIP research into community-scale batteries is set to be applied in the Melbourne CBD.

26 May 2021

Explainer: When can I charge my house from my EV? | One Step Off The Grid

Dr Kat Lucas Healey explains the Realising Electric Vehicle-to-grid Services (REVS) project.

29 April 2021

Nissan vehicle-to-grid technology

Video featuring the Realising Electric Vehicle-to-grid Services (REVS) project.

8 April 2021

What’s the role of community batteries in the climate emergency?

Yarra City Council webinar recording featuring Dr Marnie Shaw

5 April 2021

30 March 2021

Should solar owners pay to supply the grid, or are there other options?

Dr Marnie Shaw provides expert commentary to the ABC.

19 March 2021

Solar eclipse, and can EVs really provide storage on wheels

Energy Insiders podcast featuring Laura Jones, (starts at approx 11.30 mins into the podcast).

13 March 2021

Making EVs a grid asset – an Australian case study

Webinar featuring REVS researchers Laura Jones and Kathryn Lucas-Healey.

February 2021

International review of vehicle-to-grid technology

Interview with Dr Bjorn Sturmberg on new report: ‘The A to Z of V2G’.

24 February 2021

Empowering DER through dynamic operating envelopes

Professor Lachlan Blackhall writes for Utility Magazine

18 February 2021

Take a virtual tour of the Battery Lab

Video of the Battery Materials and Energy Storage Laboratory 

25 January 2021

How big batteries are a boon for regional Australia

Canberra Times article written by Dr Bjorn Sturmberg

18 January 2021

The trouble with big targets…it’s exports versus the NEM

Ecogeneration article featuring Dr Bjorn Sturmberg

13 January 2021

Largest battery in Australia to be built at ageing NSW coal-fired powerplant

ABC online news article featuring expert commentary by Dr Marnie Shaw

14 December 2020

“Everyone’s a winner”: PICA Group secures Australian-first strata solar electricity deal

The Fifth Estate article featuring expert commentary by Dr Bjorn Sturmberg

26 November 2020

Funding boost for Battery Lab

ARC grant announcement

24 November 2020

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3 August 2020

Making solar + batteries work for all

PV Magazine interview with Dr Lachlan Blackhall

5 June 2020

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15 May 2020

Citizens required to power community batteries

By Marion Rae, Australian Energy Daily

11 May 2020

Storage comes to calm the market

Ecogeneration article featuring expert commentary by Dr Björn Sturmberg

11 February 2020

Microgrids: how to keep the power on when disaster hits

By Dr Björn Sturmberg, The Conversation

3 February 2020

Our future: a new electricity grid for a new climate era

By Dr Björn Sturmberg, The Canberra Times

15 January 2020

Australia must declare World War Zero on carbon emissions

By Dr Björn Sturmberg, The Canberra Times