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Articles by John Quiggin

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Coalition’s energy policy hinges on tricky wordplay about coal’s role

Coalition’s energy policy hinges on tricky wordplay about coal’s role

The new policy could end up feeding demand for coal.

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The case for renationalising Australia's electricity grid

The case for renationalising Australia’s electricity grid

The promised outcomes of reform – cheaper and more reliable electricity, competitive markets and rational investment decisions – are further away than ever.

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Adani should bow out gracefully from Carmichael coal mine

Adani should bow out gracefully from Carmichael coal mine

Defeat of remaining legal challenge to Carmichael coal mine means it is finally time for Adani to put its money where its mouth has been.

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The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.

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The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

Investment in fossil fuel companies is a bet their primary asset will be sold for more than cost of production. It’s a bad bet.

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There's more to good policy than increasing GDP

There’s more to good policy than increasing GDP

As long as debate about Australian economic policy is framed around maximising the growth rate of GDP, we’re going to get the wrong answers.