The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?
Promoting fear and scare campaigns has been the stock in trade of conservatives in Australia for decades. Remember the yellow peril? The carbon tax?
The electorate is concerned about global warming and strongly backs the phase-out of coal-fired power stations, so why are we hearing so little about the difference between the two major parties?
Here are three ways you can evaluate how the plight of the various major parties in this forthcoming election could impact on the clean energy sector.
Major utilities, the market operator, academics and business people are calling for a plan to close coal burning power stations. But the Coalition government does not have one.
The long-term climate commitments from the three main parties are dissected as we head into an election..
Wholesale electricity prices have doubled since the last federal poll, but they don’t seem to be an election issue. Why would that be?
It is possible to announce good policy that is also popular. Unfortunately, this is not the road the Coalition is currently taking with renewables policy.
Last night’s leadership debate saw the term “climate” used almost as much as “economy” – but it wasn’t till the end that the two were connected on the costs of inaction.
First, the Coalition sought to deny that its climate policies would ever evolve into something that actually reduces emissions. Now, it is seeking to remove evidence that climate change is having any impact at all.