October 18, 2017
Good morning, early birds. The next COAG "meeting" is shaping up to be more of an all-in brawl after Labor state governments announced their acute displeasure with Malcolm Turnbull's new energy plan, and the Yes vote is pulling ahead. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
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 11, 2017 17
If kicking the politicians out of policymaking is good enough in monetary policy, why isn't it good enough in energy?
September 28, 2017 16
Having recycled his Snowy Hydro announcement, the Prime Minister is now recycling announcements about securing gas supply. At least he's getting stuck into Labor though.
September 26, 2017 15
Gas companies should be careful - the Prime Minister really will use a gas reservation. He will, you know! Don't try him! And what does the competition regulator think of all this?
September 12, 2017 26
As politicians panic about the energy crisis they themselves have created, some old ideas are suddenly fashionable again.
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 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.
August 28, 2017 28
Malcolm Turnbull's Snowy Hydro 2.0 is a couple of small announcements masquerading as a "gamechanger" in energy policy -- one the Productivity Commission fears will be a white elephant.
August 8, 2017 10
Electricity prices are a hot topic at present. Amidst the welter of claim and counter-claim as to what is the cause of higher electricity prices, there has been remarkably little use of the available evidence, writes former head of Prime Minister and Cabinet Michael Keating.