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Crikey Worm: Mugabe refuses to step down

Max Chalmers November 20, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's interminable dictator has refused to resign despite last week's military coup, and Australia could hit a 50% renewable energy target by 2030, with only "moderate growth" in the sector needed to achieve it. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Energy experts decry Turnbull opting for convenience over clear policy

Charlie Lewis September 27, 2017 2 Comments

Short-sited goals, big egos and too much opining are hobbling Australia's energy goals, a recent meeting of experts has said.

Matthewson: Tony Abbott is completely out of touch on renewable energy and here’s why

Paula Matthewson September 20, 2017 52 Comments

Shooting for Turnbull on energy policy, Abbott and Credlin's latest misfire only alienates them further from their own voters.

Crikey Worm: Spy agencies in spotlight after Brighton terror, LET gains support — just not from Abbott

Josh Taylor June 8, 2017 1 Comment

Brighton killer blocked from deradicalisation program, all signs point to an LET, and ATO chasing Chevron for $1 billion. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

Crikey May 16, 2017 40 Comments

Politicians and journalists alike seem reluctant to discuss nuclear as a viable (and actually scalable) alternative to wind and solar, reports science writer Geoff Russell.

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good climate policy

Crikey April 12, 2017 8 Comments

Australian climate policy has never been perfect. But having some policy is better than none -- and we can't freeload forever, writes Green Energy Markets' Tristan Edis.

The secret of the gas crisis is that it is bullshit

Crikey March 16, 2017 14 Comments

The only real gas crisis is that suppliers are artificially keeping supply low to drive up prices, writes freelance journalist Claire Connelly.

Should the Clean Energy Finance Corporation be funding ‘clean’ coal?

Crikey Intern February 20, 2017 9 Comments

What is the Clean Energy Finance Corporation anyway? And should it be investing in clean coal? Crikey intern Sophie Heizer explains.

Abbott continues to lose his battle with facts

Bernard Keane January 30, 2017 16 Comments

While trying to destabilise his successor, Tony Abbott is fighting, and losing, a war with basic facts.

All the things Abbott wants now but failed to do as PM

Josh Taylor January 17, 2017 14 Comments

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is full of advice for his successor on policy, most of which he failed to do when he was PM.