22 February 2021

Making progress in the combat for climate policy

A pragmatic review of the status of our climate change policy debate and the challenges ahead could shed some light on possible ways forward for politicians from both sides, and for Australians in general.

8 February 2021

Morrison scores a climate own goal

Ruling out a carbon price denies the Coalition the most effective way of getting the technology solution that it wants.

4 January 2021

Hang on for a wild climate ride in 2021

Policymakers should take 2021 as an opportunity to reconcile political fears with economic substance and answer one of the most important policy issues of our time: how to deliver reliable, low-emissions energy at lowest cost.

16 November 2020

If you’re cooking with gas, think again

Over time, many households in Australia will need to find cleaner and smarter ways to cook, heat water, and warm their homes in winter.

16 November 2020

Science and economics mean the way we use natural gas must fundamentally change

Prevarication by government and industry, or thinking we can avoid the challenges ahead, will only make things more expensive in the long run.

16 October 2020

What is the electricity transmission system, and why does it need fixing?

Federal Labor has pledged to create a $20 billion corporation to upgrade Australia’s energy transmission system. So what’s all this about? Our Energy Program Director explains.

23 September 2020

Good news from the climate and energy wars

At last, the Prime Minister and his Energy Minister are talking the talk on delivering lower emissions, with lower costs.

22 September 2020

The PM’s gas plan will misfire

Australia needs to use less gas, not more. If you plan to move to net zero emissions, a COVID-inspired gas splurge appears to be a terrible misstep.

19 September 2020

Lots of energy plans, but still no cohesive strategy

What’s missing from the Morrison Government’s many energy announcements is clear direction on economy-wide climate change policy.

9 September 2020

There’s no spark of economic revival in this energy policy

Forget talk of a gas-led or renewables-led recovery. Revival requires credible, stable, integrated energy and climate policy.