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Mallee was given some pre-election sugar (and other news you may have missed)

Mallee was given some pre-election sugar (and other news you may have missed)

Submarines are going up, and now even mining is embracing renewables? Here are the stories you may have missed.

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

While Australia faces an investment drought, the government is deterring billions in renewable energy investment because of its climate denialism. The result is more expensive and less reliable power.

Renewable investment is being crippled by a failing regulatory structure

Renewable investment is being crippled by a failing regulatory structure

You cannot start serious decarbonisation, or the export of renewable power, if you can't get renewable energy to the market.

Want to fix energy policy? Ban lobbyists

Want to fix energy policy? Ban lobbyists

According to a former Greens senator, lobbyists have corrupted government policy for too long.

Net zero emissions — a target big enough to cover a host of sins

Net zero emissions — a target big enough to cover a host of sins

Beware the "net zero by 2050" target — it's vague enough that fossil fuel interests see it as an opportunity to expand.

The best energy policy is no policy at all

The best energy policy is no policy at all

According to the director of policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, the best government energy policy is none at all.

What Scott Morrison needs to do about climate change

What Scott Morrison needs to do about climate change

The PM needs to commit to transitioning away from fossil fuels as soon as possible, while reassuring people that the sky will not fall if he does.

The real reason why everyone thinks Queensland coal miners totally rock

The real reason why everyone thinks Queensland coal miners totally rock

While politicians claim they want to support coal miners, the real appeal of coal lies in the tens of billions of dollars in exports it earns every year — and the wealthy interests it funds.

Australia should be leading the way on solar power

Australia should be leading the way on solar power

We have sunshine falling on vast areas of land that are too hot and dry to be productive in other ways, and we have the scientists and engineers to develop and apply the best available technology.

Government, industry need to work together in the fight against climate change

Government, industry need to work together in the fight against climate change

A clear policy position on climate change is needed to help the energy industry move forward.