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In Christensen's Soviet Union, coal-fired power burns you!

In Christensen's Soviet Union, coal-fired power burns you!

Bernard KeaneJun 15, 20179 Comments

The only way back for coal-fired power is via government ownership -- and Soviet-style command economics.

Energy policy now a denialist shitshow

Energy policy now a denialist shitshow

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.

Finkel review reveals coal fetishists' struggle with basic maths

Finkel review reveals coal fetishists' struggle with basic maths

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.

No going back on energy, says Finkel Review

No going back on energy, says Finkel Review

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.

Don't ignore the profound electoral anger about power prices and corporate greed

Don't ignore the profound electoral anger about power prices and corporate greed

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.

LET the fight begin -- Turnbull must defeat Abbott over energy

LET the fight begin -- Turnbull must defeat Abbott over energy

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.

Low emissions target: a win for both Turnbull and denialists, a loss for everyone

Low emissions target: a win for both Turnbull and denialists, a loss for everyone

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.

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 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.

Government stumbles on banking levy, while banks give standard complaints

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 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.

Enough with the banks' lies on the levy

Enough with the banks' lies on the levy

Glenn DyerMay 16, 20177 Comments

Big banks will still have enough assets to stay standing in the event of a crisis, despite crying poor over the bank levy.

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