Election result hangs in the balance. The career of Tony Abbott has ended, while the Coalition cling to hopes of retaining power.
Smart Energy Council backs Independent candidate for Warringah, Zali Steggall, in her bid to oust “the most destructive politician in a generation” on climate and renewables.
Former PM says “obsession” with emissions will damage Australia’s economy, for what? Just to save the planet for the grandkids.
Is this really what Malcolm Turnbull signed up for? Short of sacrificing this particular climate goat, he will be obliged to defend the indefensible, the outright rejection of climate science. And Australia will remain a laughing stock.
Tony Abbott has drawn new battle-lines with interviews and an article that is a horror-show of ignorance, bias, conservative ideology and political dogma. Turnbull’s efforts to appease the right wing has gotten him and the Australian economy nowhere.
Federal government has trampled over several key Finkel measures it supposedly has adopted. But as experts plead with Coalition to allow AEMO and Energy Security Board to get on with job, Turnbull may deliver Abbott’s wish, and kill new renewable projects.
Last week’s speech by NSW energy minister Don Harwin was exactly the sort of thing Malcolm Turnbull used to say about climate and energy policies, before he became master of all he surveyed – apart from his own climate and energy policies.
If the opportunities are so great, the technology so compelling, and the need to act so imperative, why has Malcolm Turnbull put clean energy innovation funds on ice until the mid 2020s? The reality is that Turnbull has to wear Abbott-era policies, but hopefully not Abbott-era swimmers.
Nearly six months ago Malcolm Turnbull became PM after Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party. What emerged from this shake-up, however, was a shady new composite figure – a Malcolm Abbott, or a Tony Turnbull. Here’s how to recognise him…
The new parliament session has begun, and little has changed. Large scale renewables remain at a standstill and the Coalition government is still pushing for the removal of CEFC, ARENA, and the Climate Change Authority. Has anything changed under Malcolm Turnbull?