Topic archives: AGL

The government is letting us down on inflation

and February 14, 2018 4

The highest inflation facing Australian families comes from industries where governments, at least notionally, control prices.

So that’s where all your energy money has been going!

February 9, 2018 8

AGL told the ASX yesterday that its profit had nearly doubled to $622 million from $325 million a year earlier.

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

September 13, 2017 26

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

Could energy uncertainty be the gift that keeps on giving for Turnbull?

September 13, 2017 17

By prolonging uncertainty around investment in energy generation, the government gives itself scope to keep blaming Labor and renewables for blackouts -- at least until voters wake up to it.

Buyer beware: the warning signs for Liddell buyers

September 12, 2017 6

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.

Nationalisation back on the agenda in politicians’ power panic

September 12, 2017 26

As politicians panic about the energy crisis they themselves have created, some old ideas are suddenly fashionable again.

Turnbull plays favourites as pre-Keating economics become ‘cool’ again

September 11, 2017 5

As interventionism becomes fashionable again, governments will do what they've always done -- play favourites and go after enemies. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 7, 2017 3

Is Fred Nile's chief of staff tweeting alt-right propaganda? ... Brandis goes silent ... kids these days ...

Welcome to Honest Mal’s Used Coal-Fired Power Plants

September 6, 2017 16

Would you buy a used coal-fired power station from this man? Malcolm Turnbull insists we need to keep running old coal-fired plants to keep the lights on.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 11, 2017

Need to work out the kinks of "Send Bill to Jail" campaign ... power play ... Abbott's jacket offensive ...