Topic archives: renewable energy

Australia’s green battery revolution will be a long time coming

May 21, 2018 17

The government is pulling out the stops to try and slow the effectiveness of energy storage. But change will come.

Crikey Worm: Australian airstrike kills civilians

March 29, 2018

Good morning, early birds. It's now "likely" Australia's air force killed two civilians in Iraq last year. Plus, Steve Smith and David Warner handed 12-month bans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

It ain’t easy (or ethical) being green in Lancaster, California

January 17, 2018 3

Lancaster, California, has set the benchmark for aggressive, business-focused, non-partisan emissions reduction. But not everyone is happy with the conservative Mayor's questionable methods of achieving it.

What does it take to turn a city green?

January 16, 2018 2

The Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is showing that it’s possible for a city to thrive amid the Green revolution, even if it takes some light fascism.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe refuses to step down

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

September 27, 2017 2

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

September 20, 2017 52

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

June 8, 2017 1

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)

May 16, 2017 40

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

April 12, 2017 8

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

March 16, 2017 14

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?

February 20, 2017 9

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

January 30, 2017 16

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

January 17, 2017 14

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.

Uhlmann survives avalanche of complaints about blackout coverage unscathed

November 14, 2016 19

The ABC has dismissed complaints about Chris Uhlmann's coverage of the South Australian blackout.

New Business Council boss, more of the same

November 9, 2016 4

At a time when the Business Council desperately needs new thinking, another old white male from traditional corporate Australia takes over, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Essential: everything’s coming up Labor

October 11, 2016 2

Labor is doing well across most states, according to Essential Research. And voters have rejected the claim that renewables are to blame for the SA blackout.

Report into SA blackout a Rorschach test for renewables

October 6, 2016 8

Was the South Australian blackout caused by renewable energy? The report from the market operator seems to provide ammo for both sides, writes InDaily editor David Washington and journalist Bension Siebert.

How One Nation has hijacked the government’s energy policy

October 4, 2016 12

Malcolm Roberts has congratulated the Prime Minister on coming around to his (wacky) way of thinking about renewable energy. We are all in deep trouble, writes economist John Quiggin.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 3, 2016 1

Job losses to come at Bauer? ... Clive Palmer jumps on the Bulldogs bandwagon ... The Age stuffs up Bulldogs ad ...