April 5, 2018
Good morning, early birds. The Commonwealth Games officially open -- but not everyone's pleased about it. Plus, the federal government turns up the heat on energy giant AGL over its Liddell coal-fired power station. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
September 8, 2017 13
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?
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.
March 16, 2017 29
Let Turnbull try to build his new dam. The seeds of capitalism's destruction are already sown.
November 7, 2016 6
It should be a no-brainer for governments to proactively develop plans for local communities to deal with the closure of coal-fired power generators. Instead, they're reacting and leaving it to the private sector to drive policy.
August 5, 2015 2
Barack Obama has finally acted to regulate coal-fired power stations. The Climate Institute's Susan Cavanagh explains what it means for Australia.
March 3, 2015 10
People on the ground are ready to make the transition to a non-mining economy, but the government and big mining companies are doubling down on coal.
January 19, 2015 6
Tony Abbott has appointed Rio Tinto's CEO to the Australia-India CEO Forum, doubling down on Australia's commitment to mining coal for Indian consumption. What could possibly go wrong?
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 ...
November 18, 2014 6
The Queensland government and Indian Prime Minister are both keen to mine the Galilee basin, but it will take more than goodwill to make the mines viable.
November 17, 2014 3
Crikey readers say coal is not finished and remind us of Jim Carroll's commitment to SBS.
February 21, 2013
Crikey readers vent their spleens on the issues of the day.
September 7, 2012 10
Contracts for closure dealt with a (empty) threat by coal generators that the lights would go out. Now questions need to be asked whether Labor's policy is empty.
March 6, 2012 1
As one energy efficiency program was closed abruptly this week, and controversy continued to rage over another, a new $1 billion grants based scheme was quietly rolled out, writes Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy.
December 15, 2011 27
If Australia is going to meet its targets on reducing emissions from its energy sector and keeping energy prices under control, it’s going to need some revolutionary thinking from somewhere, writes Giles Parkinson.
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.
March 30, 2011 46
Professor Ross Garnaut's last update is on electricity. He's gone in looking for a carbon price, but come out with a new regulatory model for the electricity sector. And it makes sense.
March 18, 2011 2
We make far more money from coal and gas than uranium exports, so if worldwide uranium demand collapses and is replaced by demand for coal and gas it is fabulous news for the national economy.
November 29, 2010 5
NSW Labor is a death star and the Premier’s final undoing will be the reactor at its core -- the state’s electricity privatisation plan, writes Candace Sutton.
November 9, 2010 3
Can solar energy really match the price of fossil-fuelled electricity? asks Giles Parkinson of Climate Spectator.