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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?

Welcome to Honest Mal’s Used Coal-Fired Power Plants

Bernard Keane September 6, 2017 16 Comments

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.

Rundle: Elon Musk and the end of capitalism as we know it

Guy Rundle March 16, 2017 29 Comments

Let Turnbull try to build his new dam. The seeds of capitalism's destruction are already sown.

Hazelwood closure highlights lack of transition planning

Bernard Keane November 7, 2016 6 Comments

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.

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.

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

Paddy Manning March 3, 2015 10 Comments

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.

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Michael Sainsbury January 19, 2015 6 Comments

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?

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 ...

Modi talks up Adani’s Galilee project, but even generous subsidies might not be enough

Modi talks up Adani’s Galilee project, but even generous subsidies might not be enough

Paddy Manning November 18, 2014 6 Comments

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.

The astonishing ignorance (and apparent youth) of Crikey

Crikey November 17, 2014 3 Comments

Crikey readers say coal is not finished and remind us of Jim Carroll's commitment to SBS.