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.

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.

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.

12 August 2020

A gas bubble cannot lift Australia to manufacturing recovery

Using gas to fire-up recovery from the COVID recession would simply demonstrate everything that’s wrong with such well-meaning stimulus programs.

22 May 2020

The role of gas on Australia’s long road to a low-emissions future

Gas is a valuable resource for Australia with a wide range of applications. But its flexibility means its future role easily becomes hostage to commercial and ideological interests.

7 August 2019

Why gas prices are likely to stay high

Supply and prices will not improve without additional supply sources. And prices are most unlikely to fall to their historical levels of around a third of current prices.

18 March 2019

LNG row foreshadows the bill that’s due for failed energy policy

Whoever wins the imminent federal election will need to get serious on climate change. The mess that policy uncertainty has imposed on the domestic electricity sector is now being mirrored in gas and coal.

12 July 2018

Argument for subsidies has no power in economic merit based world

Australians need energy policy that is driven by neither green evangelism for renewables nor a deep-seated fear to protect the role of coal for baseload power.