Two major forces stand opposed in 2017. One is the falling cost of solar, wind, storage and other smart controls – heralding an “unstoppable” energy transition away from centralised, polluting fossil fuel plants. The other is political.
Category: Malcolm Turnbull
This week in climate and energy policy, we are left in no doubt where power lies in Conservative government decision making.
The recalcitrance of reactionary ideologues to carbon pricing and climate policies only increases risks to energy security, prices and community stability.
Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week’s blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.
Australia is now pretty much the only major advanced economy where carbon pollution levels are growing.
Tony Abbott uses Sky News interview to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position.
Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.
Strong winds that blew Malcolm Turnbull’s South Australia itinerary off course this week provided more than 100% of the state’s electricity needs for much of the day.
An increase in the coal price and Turnbull’s apparent change of view means the Coal Wars are BACK. Re-arm yourself the facts.
Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg have emphasised the importance of energy security following SA blackout. But do these politicians really know what energy security means in a modern energy landscape?
Labor states accuse Turnbull of peddling “ignorant rubbish”about wind and solar in the wake of the South Australian blackout.