April 20, 2018
The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.
February 23, 2017
News Corp can't make up its mind.
July 22, 2015 40
Bill Shorten's higher RET is intended to exploit the gap between voter enthusiasm for renewables and Tony Abbott's pathological hatred of them. But it's not the best way to achieve decarbonisation.
July 20, 2015 38
Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.
June 17, 2015 10
If Abbott wants to wedge Labor, attacking the environment might be the safest option.
May 19, 2015
The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.
May 13, 2015 9
Like true conservatives, the Coalition's leadership team thinks the best environmental strategy is to defund every climate science body but boost spending for a bunch of people to pick up litter.
April 9, 2015 1
Crikey readers discuss the energy white paper and other issues of the day.
March 24, 2015 1
Voters are gloomy about the state of the economy, but they want a stronger Renewable Energy Target, not a watered down one, this week's Essential Report shows.
February 9, 2015 5
There's a very easy way for Abbott to get a substantial part of the electorate back on side ...
December 16, 2014 19
With deficits as far as the eye can see, the government needs to work out how to encourage business investment. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.
October 29, 2014 5
Crikey readers talk the real problem with Tasmanian wind farms, the haters at News Corp and why we need the ABC.
September 1, 2014 4
A Californian algae producer has mysteriously abandoned its $300 million Pilbara project, writes freelance journalist Kerry Faulkner.
August 29, 2014 3
The dirty coal industry has won a victory over renewables with the recommendations of the RET review panel to neuter the target. The losers will be consumers -- and the earth.
August 29, 2014 19
The business community is oddly silent as the government goes about killing investment and jobs as part of its ideological hatred of renewable energy.
August 28, 2014 5
Reneging on the RET wouldn't just cost jobs, it would actually increase electricity prices as well, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.
August 18, 2014 17
Those charged with "reviewing" the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it.
August 15, 2014 4
The government has commissioned Dick Warburton to conduct an independent review of the Renewable Energy Target. But "independent" might be something of a stretch ...
July 25, 2014 6
Fears about the impact of the RET on households have proved to be a furphy.
July 15, 2014 1
The vast majority of voters want an investigation into just what went so wrong with the Commonwealth Bank's financial planning arm. But they still have a lot of trust in financial planners.