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Tag archives: clean renewable energy

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good climate policy

Crikey April 12, 2017 8 Comments

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.

What Malcolm needs to do now on climate change

Crikey September 18, 2015 6 Comments

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.

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Guy Rundle July 20, 2015 38 Comments

Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

Giles Parkinson 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.

Xenophon’s party all flash and no smash

Crikey December 15, 2014 3 Comments

Crikey readers have their say on Warren Mundine and Nick Xenophon's plans for a national political party.

Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Crikey Intern December 10, 2014 6 Comments

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.

Germany’s big energy play has nuclear lessons for Australia

Germany’s big energy play has nuclear lessons for Australia

Glenn Dyer December 2, 2014 5 Comments

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.

Nuclear: the power source for innumerates and socialists

Nuclear: the power source for innumerates and socialists

Bernard Keane December 1, 2014 62 Comments

Nuclear power is a ludicrously uneconomic industry and now more than ever. But conservatives continue to obsess over it.

Meet the finance academic preaching AGL-onomics

Meet the finance academic preaching AGL-onomics

Paddy Manning November 26, 2014 13 Comments

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 ...

My Kitchen Rules v Media Watch

Crikey October 29, 2014 5 Comments

Crikey readers talk the real problem with Tasmanian wind farms, the haters at News Corp and why we need the ABC.