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Crikey Worm: government set to announce new energy plan

Max Chalmers October 16, 2017 4 Comments

Good morning, early birds. The government will finally -- finally -- reveal its energy plan this week as a report from the ACCC reveals the true cause of energy bill price increases, and the US demands a "please explain" from Australia after last week's defence contractor hack. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey October 11, 2017 6 Comments

Cashless welfare ... sleeping in privacy ... the citizenship seven ...

Ghost of Abbott haunts Clean Energy Target retreat

Bernard Keane October 10, 2017 25 Comments

The government is banking on using energy policy to differentiate itself from Labor -- but Tony Abbott continues to complicate the issue.

Government abandons Clean Energy Target, clearing the decks for war

Bernard Keane October 9, 2017 17 Comments

The government is laying the groundwork for rejecting a Clean Energy Target, enabling it to continue to attack Labor over energy.

There might never be a deal to end the climate wars

Bernard Keane September 8, 2017 13 Comments

While everyone has assumed the Prime Minister wants to get a Clean Energy Target through his partyroom, what if his goal is actually to demonise Labor instead?

Clean Energy Target: Labor should let them eat coal

Bernard Keane August 31, 2017 8 Comments

It's time for compromise on a Clean Energy Target -- set it to allow for coal, and wait for investors to show up to build new coal-fired power plants. The catch is, it's unlikely any will.

Matthewson: Turnbull should crash through on Finkel — he’s crashing anyway

Paula Matthewson June 15, 2017 25 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull is almost certainly going to lose the next election, thanks to Tony Abbott's constant sniping and undermining. So he might as well go down fighting -- and what better cause than saving the Earth?

Crikey Worm: coal lovers target Turnbull, Ten’s last stand

Cassidy Knowlton June 14, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Almost two dozen coal-loving MPs are threatening the PM over the Clean Energy Target, and it might be time to switch off Channel Ten. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

No going back on energy, says Finkel Review

Bernard Keane June 9, 2017 6 Comments

As expected, the Finkel electricity market review sees a Clean Energy Target as the best -- and cheapest -- way forward to address Australia's energy problems while moving to zero emissions.