Bernard KeaneJun 15, 20179 Comments
The only way back for coal-fired power is via government ownership -- and Soviet-style command economics.
Bernard KeaneJun 14, 201733 Comments
Coming soon, from the people who gave you massive power price rises -- still more increases. Energy policy is being hijacked by climate denialists who feign concern about households but are engaged in a culture war.
Bernard KeaneJun 13, 201725 Comments
The problem for critics of a Clean Energy Target is that if they want coal-fired power, governments will have to pay for it.
Bernard KeaneJun 9, 20176 Comments
As expected, the Finkel electricity market review sees a Clean Energy Target as the best -- and cheapest -- way forward to address Australia's energy problems while moving to zero emissions.
Bernard KeaneJun 9, 201724 Comments
Attempts to resolve the energy-climate issue are occurring against the backdrop of growing voter fury about power prices and the wider economy. Business as usual is not an option.
Bernard KeaneJun 8, 201717 Comments
Tony Abbott's socialist insistence on propping up coal sets him on course for a showdown with the Prime Minister. And it's one Malcolm Turnbull must win.
Bernard KeaneJun 6, 201711 Comments
A low emissions target pays lip service to the climate denialist fixation with coal, while paving the way for a transition to renewable energy. Hence its appeal.
May 31, 20173 Comments
The first instinct of Australia's biggest businesses isn't to innovate but to go to Canberra to demand help, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
May 23, 20174 Comments
The government initially claimed the bank levy would help financial competition. That rationale has vanished amid questions over how much the levy will actually raise, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.