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Topic archives: renewable energy

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.