Crikey January 20, 2017 3 Comments
The right's insistence on maintaining the Alcoa aluminium smelting plant is reactionary: the greenies want Portland to close, and therefore it must be kept open, writes John Quiggin.
Crikey December 5, 2016 1 Comment
Tony Abbott's signature Green Army environment policy will reportedly be stood down to save just over $250 million in this year's MYEFO. Josh Taylor and Harrison Johnstone report.
Bernard Keane December 5, 2016 12 Comments
The government has ratified the Paris Agreement -- but still has no policies for how to achieve the targets it has signed up to, and the review announced today is unlikely to change that.
Bernard Keane July 28, 2016 14 Comments
Environment and Energy minister Josh Frydenberg is claiming to be a convert to the cause of renewables but the grim truth is that this government has no interest in meaningful climate action.
Bernard Keane June 22, 2016 14 Comments
While climate change has been virtually ignored in the election campaign, Australia looks to be headed for a far more interventionist approach to carbon abatement.
Bernard Keane December 15, 2015 10 Comments
The failed defection of Ian Macfarlane is a win for Malcolm Turnbull but will exacerbate what will be a difficult relationship with the Nationals over climate policy.
Bernard Keane November 30, 2015 18 Comments
The government knows it is entering the Paris climate conference with an underwhelming emissions target. And we still don't know how it will be achieved.
Josh Taylor November 18, 2015 14 Comments
Greg Hunt has said Australia has met its emissions target already. The only problem is that we have met it because our economy is circling the drain ...
Josh Taylor November 4, 2015 30 Comments
Almost four in five Australians believe climate change is happening, but in Parliament, dinosaurs still rule the Earth.
Guy Rundle November 2, 2015 17 Comments
Australia is the worst performer on climate action in the industrialised world.