Category Archives: energy

After Trump, any climate plan is a relief

Matthew Groom’s “Climate Action 21” is clearly deficient, but it’s all we have. Highly predictable and monumentally dumb: that was the decision by the American president to turn his back on our faltering collective effort to contain greenhouse emissions. Equally … Continue reading

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Realists, butterflies and the lunacy that is Carmichael

It’s up to science, not Barnaby Joyce, to determine what’s real and what isn’t.   In Barnaby Joyce’s eyes, people who support schemes like Queensland’s proposed $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine are “realists”. Those who don’t are people who prefer … Continue reading

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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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