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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.

Coal lies exposed, Adani’s house of cards teeters

Coal lies exposed, Adani’s house of cards teeters

Ben OquistApr 18, 201717 Comments

From the backbench to foreign policy and economics, the budget and now Alan Jones, Adani is causing Turnbull all sorts of problems, writes Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist.

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of good climate policy

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of good climate policy

Tristan EdisApr 12, 20178 Comments

Australian climate policy has never been perfect. But having some policy is better than none -- and we can't freeload forever, writes Green Energy Markets' Tristan Edis.

Tilting at windmills: wind farm complainants told to see a doctor for ailments

Tilting at windmills: wind farm complainants told to see a doctor for ailments

Josh TaylorApr 7, 201713 Comments

Don't automatically blame wind farms for what ails you, National Wind Farm Commissioner Andrew Dyer has said.

Do-nothing Turnbull needs to take responsibility for east coast gas market failure

Do-nothing Turnbull needs to take responsibility for east coast gas market failure

David Llewellyn-Smith Mar 10, 201713 Comments

The east-coast gas crisis demands decisive action and there is a way out for Malcolm Turnbull. It'll ruffle some feathers but he's going to lose the next election anyway, so why not? Macro Business editor David Llewellyn-Smith reports.

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