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'It doesn't have to be this way': how Australia fell behind the US on energy

'It doesn't have to be this way': how Australia fell behind the US on energy

Political infighting over climate change and carbon pricing has cost the Australian public dearly in terms of reducing carbon emissions and the cost of energy.

Finally, some hope in public policy

Finally, some hope in public policy

While federal politics was offering business-as-usual climate inaction last week, school kids were putting politicians to shame.

Coalition energy policy: the death of neoliberalism meets rampant denialism

Coalition energy policy: the death of neoliberalism meets rampant denialism

The Morrison government's new coal-loving energy policy is an incoherent mass of dramatic interventionism that denies the basics of economics and science.

Australia can't afford another decade of climate inaction

Australia can't afford another decade of climate inaction

Last week's IPCC report was uniquely depressing, but it was also a wake-up call. There are many ways Australia can turn this all around.

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

It's time for a Reserve Bank-style independent body on climate change that reflects our longstanding belief that some issues are too important to be left to politicians.

Can Australia kick its coal habit by 2040?

Can Australia kick its coal habit by 2040?

The IPCC report says we need to get out of coal by 2040. It's a stark proposition for the political class, but can we do it? Absolutely.

Morrison backs Tesla-toting elites over ordinary motorists

Morrison backs Tesla-toting elites over ordinary motorists

By abandoning an inquiry into road pricing, Scott Morrison is siding with wealthy drivers who can afford to opt out of the current fuel excise system.

Taking out the trash: government hides shocking emissions figures

Taking out the trash: government hides shocking emissions figures

The Department of Environment and Energy quietly released a concerning report while everyone was preoccupied with AFL and NRL. This marks Australia’s 15th quarter of consecutive increased annual emissions.

Morrison now officially worse than Abbott on climate change

Morrison now officially worse than Abbott on climate change

The Morrison government now officially has no climate policy, which makes it even worse than the Abbott government in a crucial policy area.

After five years without climate policy, time for the states to step up

After five years without climate policy, time for the states to step up

We're now in our fifth year without a meaningful climate policy. Labor and the states and territories are the only ones who can fix that.