October 18, 2017 51
There are a few tricks to Malcolm Turnbull's new energy policy. Here's how he did it.
October 17, 2017 14
The government's new energy regulation-based energy policy isn't about trying to avoid a fight with Tony Abbott -- but instead about a desperate government that needs a political weapon.
October 16, 2017 28
The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.
September 13, 2017 17
By prolonging uncertainty around investment in energy generation, the government gives itself scope to keep blaming Labor and renewables for blackouts -- at least until voters wake up to it.
September 11, 2017 5
As interventionism becomes fashionable again, governments will do what they've always done -- play favourites and go after enemies. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.
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 7, 2017 16
Let free markets and private capital operate unencumbered by regulation, the right demands. Until, um, free markets produce results they have an ideological problem with.
June 21, 2017 22
The Turnbull government is chucking neoliberal dogma overboard as fast as it can to try to keep up with a deeply sceptical electorate.
June 15, 2017 9
The only way back for coal-fired power is via government ownership -- and Soviet-style command economics.
April 5, 2017 7
The proposed "5-minute settlement rule" has the potential to simultaneously address the cause of price spikes and the reliability of the grid, and it would reduce emissions.