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How the free market might just save the Earth

Crikey December 14, 2016 15 Comments

And what will we see once we embrace cheap renewables? An end to the internal combustion engine, for a start, writes freelance journalist Doug Hendrie.

Solar power is an inevitability

Crikey July 21, 2015 1 Comment

Crikey readers discuss sustainability and other issues of the day.

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Guy Rundle July 20, 2015 38 Comments

Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.

What the Grattan Institute gets wrong about solar

What the Grattan Institute gets wrong about solar

Crikey June 1, 2015 7 Comments

The Grattan researchers forgot quite a few things about Queensland, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin

Business bites: solar slam … organic Spam … thank you, ma’am …

Crikey May 27, 2015

Spam is going organic. And being nice to people is a winning business strategy.

Essential: voters continue to mark the government down

Essential: voters continue to mark the government down

Bernard Keane January 28, 2015 1 Comment

The government continues to fall in voters' estimation on important policy issues, but a large number of voters still think it's too soft on asylum seekers, Essential Report shows.

Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Crikey Intern December 10, 2014 6 Comments

Two small Australian towns want to become 100% powered by renewable energy. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts looks at some overseas examples and finds 100% renewable is nice, but not always 100% reliable.

‘A losing battle’: Naomi Klein on human sacrifice zones and why solar won’t save the world

‘A losing battle’: Naomi Klein on human sacrifice zones and why solar won’t save the world

Paddy Manning December 8, 2014 32 Comments

Author Naomi Klein has issued a rallying cry for decisive action on climate change and an end to global inequality. And, bad luck, she says the solar panels on your roof are not going to cut it

Is the Liberal Party’s goose cooked?

Crikey December 3, 2014 4 Comments

Crikey readers have their say on Abbott's long presser, the great source of energy just above our heads, and the future of the Right.

Get Fact: testing Ian Plimer on wind and solar power

Get Fact: testing Ian Plimer on wind and solar power

Crikey July 14, 2014 47 Comments

Ian Plimer, an ally of Gina Rinehart, has written a new book criticising environmentalists and casting doubt on climate change. Renewable energy expert Dr Mark Diesendorf does some fact-checking.