Topic archives: coal

LEAKED: true facts about coal (according to the Monash Forum)

April 6, 2018 3

There's a lot of bad news out there about coal. Let's re-examine the facts.

Crikey Worm: police caught on CCTV beating disability pensioner

April 3, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Victoria Police officers caught on camera "taking down" a disability pensioner. Plus, a merry band of coal-happy backbenchers plan to confront the Prime Minister over his apparent lack of interest in the combustible rock. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Inland rail’s dirty secret

March 20, 2018 23

The inland rail project is based on a sizeable subsidy to coal exporters just to get someone to use what its backers even admit is a white elephant.

Put out your lumps of coal for departing Minerals Council boss

September 25, 2017 9

It didn't take long after BHP mentioned it was unhappy with the coal-obsessed direction of the Minerals Council for the council CEO to depart.

Buyer beware: the warning signs for Liddell buyers

September 12, 2017 6

The Turnbull government really wants someone, anyone, to buy the Liddell coal-fired power plant. But lessons from Hazelwood should remind any potential buyer that an ageing, dying power plant is often more trouble than it's worth.

What Utopia can teach us about the Federal Court’s recent coal port decision

September 6, 2017 10

In this case, what happened in Utopia was actually less ridiculous than the real-life equivalent, writes former board member of Prime Minister and Premiers Road Reform Project Luke Fraser.

Clean Energy Target: Labor should let them eat coal

August 31, 2017 8

It's time for compromise on a Clean Energy Target -- set it to allow for coal, and wait for investors to show up to build new coal-fired power plants. The catch is, it's unlikely any will.

Crikey Worm: citizenship questions for Roberts and Canavan, taxing the rich an ‘envy tax’

July 27, 2017

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts is refusing to show proof he isn't a British citizen, Matt Canavan might be in the clear, and ScoMo backs coal.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 20, 2017 7

Fifield yuks it up ... IPA claims Eureka Stockade ... what does Christensen make of the new Doctor? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 10, 2017 4

Whatever happened to growth? ... Turnbull's Instagram power play ... ABC v coal ...

Sovereign risk ahead — set investment to full!

June 26, 2017 7

Amid claims of sovereign risk and complaints of uncertainty, it seems some companies are prepared to invest a lot in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

In Christensen’s Soviet Union, coal-fired power burns you!

June 15, 2017 9

The only way back for coal-fired power is via government ownership -- and Soviet-style command economics.

Surely Turnbull won’t screw up energy policy — look what a stellar job he did with the NBN

February 27, 2017 27

What could possibly go wrong with Turnbull's new "clean coal" plan? Let's look at how he did with the NBN ...

George Christensen’s private correspondence, revealed

February 24, 2017 3

Satirist Ben Pobjie discovers what letters George Christensen has been writing.

LEAKED: instructions for teachers to use coal in the classroom

February 10, 2017 6

A new educational program aims to get children looking at coal with as much love as Scott Morrison does. As discovered by satirist Ben Pobjie.

Coal’s time is running out, but Turnbull won’t hear it

February 9, 2017 23

Coal production is falling and the best forecasts show coal consumption starting to decline within a decade. But the government continues to spruik it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Old King Coal, an Australian nursery rhyme

February 2, 2017 1

An all-Australian nursery rhyme about the National Party, its hapless leader Barnaby Joyce, and the country's dutiful leader Malcolm Turnbull.

Best not to assume coal will heat up revenue, Treasurer

November 21, 2016 2

Whether coal prices provide a decent budget bounce will depend on what sort of winter China has as the Xi regime moves to ensure heating supplies, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Snoozing on renewables

October 4, 2016 6

Crikey readers respond to the previous day's edition.

Coal is amazing — amazingly insignificant to our economy

September 16, 2016 3

Phasing out coal production would have a negligible impact on our economy, writes director of research at The Australia Institute Rod Campbell.