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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.

Most Australians ‘would hardly notice’ if we went coal free, say experts

Most Australians ‘would hardly notice’ if we went coal free, say experts

Scott Morrison says coal is vital to the economy, but experts say we could phase out fossil fuel and life would go on as usual.

South Australia takes the nuclear option (and other news you may have missed)

South Australia takes the nuclear option (and other news you may have missed)

Blown budgets. Sugar daddies. And a nuclear waste dump. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

Is the Snowy Mountains Scheme the achievement of the Coalition or Labor?

Is the Snowy Mountains Scheme the achievement of the Coalition or Labor?

Both Labor and the Coalition have tried to take credit for the Snowy Mountain Scheme. Which party is right?