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Should the Clean Energy Finance Corporation be funding ‘clean’ coal?

Crikey Intern February 20, 2017 9 Comments

What is the Clean Energy Finance Corporation anyway? And should it be investing in clean coal? Crikey intern Sophie Heizer explains.

What is the US’ new climate change policy, and why should we care?

Crikey August 5, 2015 2 Comments

Barack Obama has finally acted to regulate coal-fired power stations. The Climate Institute's Susan Cavanagh explains what it means for Australia.

No denying coal’s developed world decline

No denying coal’s developed world decline

Tristan Edis February 18, 2013 7 Comments

There's no hiding from coal's long-term decline in Europe and the United States, irrespective of cherry-picked data floating around cyberspace about a coal revival. Don't believe what you read.

Will the carbon price rule out new coal?

Will the carbon price rule out new coal?

Crikey July 20, 2011

Despite Gillard's carbon price plan, we still need an emissions performance standard to rule out new polluting coal power stations, writes John Hepburn.

Parkinson: a green light for renewables

Parkinson: a green light for renewables

Crikey July 11, 2011 10 Comments

At a recent discussion in Sydney about the prospect of nuclear energy in this country, Martin Ferguson reflected that Australia may have no choice but to go nuclear if it was unable to find a clean energy alternative, writes Giles Parkinson.

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

Andrew Dodd May 19, 2011 4 Comments

There is speculation inside the corridors of Victoria’s largest power generator that it could be forced to a sale as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Greenies hit out at secrecy over Victorian power plant

Greenies hit out at secrecy over Victorian power plant

Crikey Intern March 25, 2011 4 Comments

Green groups are alarmed details of a state and federal agreement to fund a new broad coal-fired power station in Victoria will remain secret after the new state government refused to release key documents, writes Rhiana Whitson.

Bartholomeusz: hollow threats over NSW energy

Bartholomeusz: hollow threats over NSW energy

Stephen Bartholomeusz January 21, 2011 3 Comments

The threat by the NSW Liberals and Greens to undo the Labor government’s privatisation of some of its energy assets is almost certainly empty and, more to the point, probably misconceived.

Not so apocalyptic now — TRUenergy changes its tune

Bernard Keane December 16, 2010 3 Comments

The winner of the NSW government's electricity fire sale is TRUenergy, the Chinese-owned outfit who claimed the mere threat of an ETS would destroy their balance sheet.

Nuclear debate will end, not with a bang but a phut

Mungo MacCallum December 6, 2010 43 Comments

It must be the silly season. The old arguments are all back on the agenda, and none of them is more thoroughly worn than the one about Australia going nuclear.