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Tristan Edis

Climate Spectator editor

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The sinister, bizarre truth of Brickworks and the Liberals

The sinister, bizarre truth of Brickworks and the Liberals

September 10, 2014 11 Comments

The latest ICAC findings show how Tony Abbott used business representatives to assist in an elaborate lie to scare the Australian people into voting for him.

It’s not all bad — five things to not hate about Direct Action

It’s not all bad — five things to not hate about Direct Action

January 10, 2014 9 Comments

Yes, there is a lot wrong with the government's Direct Action climate change policy. But it's not all bad. Here's the way Direct Action might help create a sustainable energy future.

Amid the climate contention, an energy debate in smelt-down

Amid the climate contention, an energy debate in smelt-down

January 8, 2014 11 Comments

Recent developments in energy intensive manufacturing illustrate that there's an awful lot more to worry about when it comes to manufacturing competitiveness than obliterating the carbon tax.

Why Abbott has got it all wrong on green energy

Why Abbott has got it all wrong on green energy

December 19, 2013 9 Comments

Tony Abbott is hinting he'll wind back a program to support renewable energy because that energy is forcing up power prices. Read this, Tony; you've got your sums wrong.

Why understanding John Howard’s climate cognition is important

Why understanding John Howard’s climate cognition is important

November 6, 2013 107 Comments

John Howard’s speech overnight justifying his commitment to emissions trading as a mostly political move should not serve as a moment to disparage the former PM, but to think like him.

Here’s a Liberals-friendly idea to get abatement revving

Here’s a Liberals-friendly idea to get abatement revving

November 4, 2013 4 Comments

Adding an open-ended market element to Greg Hunt's carbon abatement auction could tempt otherwise-frightened firms into the emissions reduction game.

Government haste to axe the tax could cost the budget $2b

Government haste to axe the tax could cost the budget $2b

October 11, 2013 5 Comments

A new report says the federal government's mandate to axe the carbon price would cost $2 billion in returns to polluters. It's a poison pill the Coalition should be wary of.

The fuzzy forecasts blurring NSW’s gas crunch

The fuzzy forecasts blurring NSW’s gas crunch

October 8, 2013 5 Comments

If NSW falls short of gas then the blame would seem to lie with more than just NSW environmental regulators. Demand for gas might actually go down rather than up.

Can Hunt slip his Coalition chains to really take direct action?

Can Hunt slip his Coalition chains to really take direct action?

September 26, 2013 12 Comments

By charting a canny path through the Coalition party room, Greg Hunt could yet deliver on his obvious passion for environmental issues, including climate change.

Clean energy providers bypassing the big power retailers

Clean energy providers bypassing the big power retailers

September 17, 2013 1 Comment

Pacific Hydro's wind farm will be financed without a big power retailer involved. Is this the future or just a last hurrah for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation?