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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 2, 2017 14 Comments
The usual storm in a tinfoil hat.
July 14, 2017 8 Comments
How a process called "aggregated demand response" could work in Australia, writes Dan Cass, strategist at The Australia Institute.
July 11, 2017 9 Comments
Wrong again, fellas. Master's student in sustainability Tom Allen helps Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny understand basic climate science.
June 16, 2017 9 Comments
Crikey intern Will Ziebell looks back over past public comments to work out which MPs could end up dissenting.
June 16, 2017 15 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.