Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: solar power
How the free market might just save the Earth

How the free market might just save the Earth

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

Solar power is an inevitability

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

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

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 …

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

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

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

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

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?

Is the Liberal Party’s goose cooked?

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

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.