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What's the real reason for electricity price hikes?

What's the real reason for electricity price hikes?

Michael KeatingAug 8, 201710 Comments

Electricity prices are a hot topic at present. Amidst the welter of claim and counter-claim as to what is the cause of higher electricity prices, there has been remarkably little use of the available evidence, writes former head of Prime Minister and Cabinet Michael Keating.

News Corp's leading tinfoiler hot for alleged BOM climate conspiracy

News Corp's leading tinfoiler hot for alleged BOM climate conspiracy

Guy RundleAug 2, 201714 Comments

The usual storm in a tinfoil hat.

The scientific way to avoid electricity price spikes, saving Australians thousands

The scientific way to avoid electricity price spikes, saving Australians thousands

Dan CassJul 14, 20178 Comments

How a process called "aggregated demand response" could work in Australia, writes Dan Cass, strategist at The Australia Institute.

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

Tom AllenJul 11, 20179 Comments

Wrong again, fellas. Master's student in sustainability Tom Allen helps Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny understand basic climate science.

Who are the Liberal MPs worried about Turnbull's Clean Energy Target?

Who are the Liberal MPs worried about Turnbull's Clean Energy Target?

Will ZiebellJun 16, 20179 Comments

Crikey intern Will Ziebell looks back over past public comments to work out which MPs could end up dissenting.

Just how bullshit is the fantasy of 'clean coal'?

Just how bullshit is the fantasy of 'clean coal'?

Simon Holmes a CourtJun 16, 201715 Comments

No viable technology exists that allows coal to be burnt without adding significant carbon pollution to the atmosphere. Freelance energy writer Simon Holmes a Court reports.

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.

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast ...

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast ...

Warwick SmithJun 14, 20172 Comments

Memo to the Coalition: Australians want the government to spend more, not less, on social services, writes research economist Warwick Smith.

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.

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

Geoff RussellMay 16, 201740 Comments

Politicians and journalists alike seem reluctant to discuss nuclear as a viable (and actually scalable) alternative to wind and solar, reports science writer Geoff Russell.