September 29, 2016 40
Uhlmann has publicly blamed wind energy for the recent blackout in South Australia.
July 22, 2016 11
The Australian got its facts wrong on wind energy in South Australia. Investments in wind have brought costs down.
April 6, 2016 9
Analysts have loudly declared the end of petrol-powered cars, following the announcement of Tesla's Model 3 electric car.
February 3, 2016 7
At least under Tony Abbott the renewable sector knew where it stood. But what is going under Turnbull?
September 29, 2015 10
Why would VW go to all the trouble to deceive regulators unless it actually can't produce cleaner engines?
May 19, 2015
The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.
May 13, 2015 9
Like true conservatives, the Coalition's leadership team thinks the best environmental strategy is to defund every climate science body but boost spending for a bunch of people to pick up litter.
April 24, 2015 11
With a quarter of its money spent in the first round, has the government's carbon policy failed straight out of the gate?
April 8, 2015 12
In many ways, the Coalition's energy white paper is a predictable piece of backward-looking falsehoods. But it does make some surprising concessions to a future of renewable energy.
December 9, 2014 21
France is trying to trying to avoid a repeat of the Copenhagen disaster by keeping heads of state away from the Paris climate talks. But it has also singled out Australian and Canada as likely roadblocks.
December 5, 2014 41
Trade Minister Andrew Robb, inexplicably travelling to Lima for climate talks, will have a friend at the conference -- Bjorn Lomborg, speaking at an event sponsored by big coal company Peabody Energy.
December 2, 2014 3
Climate talks are making progress in Peru (with one noted dissenting voice -- no points for guessing). But the fossil fuel industry has a trillion reasons to try to stop climate action.
December 1, 2014 26
Australia is unlikely to be able to leverage another "Australia clause" at the Lima negotiations -- the United States has been showing us up on climate action for 20 years.
August 29, 2014 3
The dirty coal industry has won a victory over renewables with the recommendations of the RET review panel to neuter the target. The losers will be consumers -- and the earth.
August 18, 2014 17
Those charged with "reviewing" the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it.
July 25, 2014 6
Fears about the impact of the RET on households have proved to be a furphy.
May 14, 2014 20
Tony Abbott seems to have taken personal umbrage as a result of Greens and green-minded MPs denying him power in 2010. Now he's in charge, and our sustainable programs are on the chopping block.
May 7, 2014 5
Wind energy in Australia has hit a record share of electricity production. But antipathy to wind turbines, and the anticipated trashing of supportive policies, means wind in Australia may be reaching its peak.
April 24, 2014 20
Despite all evidence to the contrary, Tony Abbott's business guru Maurice Newman is still convinced the world is cooling. Here's some facts to add to his case.
April 14, 2014 14
The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will "wait and see", all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.