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Matthewson: Tony Abbott is completely out of touch on renewable energy and here’s why

Matthewson: Tony Abbott is completely out of touch on renewable energy and here’s why

Paula Matthewson September 20, 2017 52 Comments

Shooting for Turnbull on energy policy, Abbott and Credlin's latest misfire only alienates them further from their own voters.

‘Clean coal’ is a lie straight out of the Orwellian playbook

‘Clean coal’ is a lie straight out of the Orwellian playbook

Crikey September 18, 2017 11 Comments

Despite the dire warning of climate scientists, underpinned by the current spate of extreme weather events around the world, the government appears to be bent on promoting coal-fired power generation, writes Earth and Paleo-climate scientist Andrew Glikson.

What Cassini will show us on its suicide mission to Saturn

What Cassini will show us on its suicide mission to Saturn

Ben Sandilands September 15, 2017 1 Comment

What will we learn about Saturn from Cassini's doomed mission?

Rundle: venceremos, comrade! Turnbull goes to war against capitalism.

Rundle: venceremos, comrade! Turnbull goes to war against capitalism.

Guy Rundle September 13, 2017 26 Comments

In attempting to keep Liddell going, Turnbull’s government has gone to war against every single principle of capitalism and the free-market.

How to fix Australia’s energy crisis: scrap the National Energy Market

How to fix Australia’s energy crisis: scrap the National Energy Market

Crikey September 13, 2017 7 Comments

The objective of NEM's replacement authority would be the provision of a stable, reliable and affordable supply of energy while managing a transition to a zero-carbon economy, writes economist John Quiggin.

Buyer beware: the warning signs for Liddell buyers

Buyer beware: the warning signs for Liddell buyers

Sally Whyte September 12, 2017 6 Comments

The Turnbull government really wants someone, anyone, to buy the Liddell coal-fired power plant. But lessons from Hazelwood should remind any potential buyer that an ageing, dying power plant is often more trouble than it's worth.

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

Crikey September 4, 2017 4 Comments

Media reports like the phrase "once in 50 years" to describe catastrophic weather events. But as earth and paleoclimate scientistDr Andrew Glikson writes, those events are no longer rare. And we know why.

Australia’s hidden environmental crisis

Australia’s hidden environmental crisis

Crikey September 4, 2017 3 Comments

The east coast of the continent is considered one of the worst deforestation areas in the world today. Freelance journalist Nick Rodway reports.

What’s the real reason for electricity price hikes?

What’s the real reason for electricity price hikes?

Crikey August 8, 2017 10 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 Rundle August 2, 2017 14 Comments

The usual storm in a tinfoil hat.