The Morrison government is betting heavily on failed climate alternatives and blatantly ignoring internationally proven technology, like electric vehicles.
Scott Morrison must face down the denialists and do-nothingists on his own side of politics, or set himself, and Australia, up for a series of humiliations on international stage.
The recent upsurge in the price of Bitcoin seems to have finally awakened the world to the massively destructive environmental consequences of this bubble.
The new policy could end up feeding demand for coal.
The promised outcomes of reform – cheaper and more reliable electricity, competitive markets and rational investment decisions – are further away than ever.
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.
As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.
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.
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.