April 12, 2017 8
Australian climate policy has never been perfect. But having some policy is better than none -- and we can't freeload forever, writes Green Energy Markets' Tristan Edis.
September 18, 2015 6
With a PM who believes in climate change, it's time for Australia to finally cut our carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.
July 20, 2015 38
Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.
May 19, 2015
The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.
December 15, 2014 3
Crikey readers have their say on Warren Mundine and Nick Xenophon's plans for a national political party.
December 10, 2014 6
Two small Australian towns want to become 100% powered by renewable energy. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts looks at some overseas examples and finds 100% renewable is nice, but not always 100% reliable.
December 2, 2014 5
Germany's largest energy utility is splitting into two companies, with one focusing on renewables and the other on fossil fuels and nuclear power. It's high time Australia also realised fossil fuels and nuclear are both on their way out.
December 1, 2014 62
Nuclear power is a ludicrously uneconomic industry and now more than ever. But conservatives continue to obsess over it.
November 26, 2014 13
Is Queensland's electricity grid caught in a death spiral due to its use of solar power? There are some flaws in the good professor's argument ...
October 29, 2014 5
Crikey readers talk the real problem with Tasmanian wind farms, the haters at News Corp and why we need the ABC.
October 2, 2014
Crikey readers have their say on the matters of the day.
August 29, 2014 3
The dirty coal industry has won a victory over renewables with the recommendations of the RET review panel to neuter the target. The losers will be consumers -- and the earth.
August 18, 2014 17
Those charged with "reviewing" the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it.
August 15, 2014 4
The government has commissioned Dick Warburton to conduct an independent review of the Renewable Energy Target. But "independent" might be something of a stretch ...
August 11, 2014 25
We've tried giving business lobbyists and spinmeisters the chance to voice their concerns over environmental regulation. That didn't work. It's time to play hardball -- and businesses will gratefully fall in line.
July 28, 2014 13
Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got -- do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry -- that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.
July 25, 2014 6
Fears about the impact of the RET on households have proved to be a furphy.
July 21, 2014 27
Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.
July 4, 2014 5
Will we ever move on the Renewable Energy Target? Both sides of the debate will fight to the death -- and there will only be one winner.
April 22, 2014 29
New technology has dramatically increased the possibilities of renewable energy. But the material revolution challenges those who want to preserve the existing relations of production, consumption and energy.