Opinion Pieces

ESTABLISHING AN ENERGY POLICY DRIVEN BY CHANGE

July 04, 2017

Like the rest of the world, Australia is facing a historic transition in our energy sector. Several drivers of change are overlapping, presenting us with massive challenges and massive new opportunities. In order to rise to the former and take full advantage of the latter, we need to do more than embrace new technology; we need to re-establish something that has been lacking for far too long in Australia – a real national energy policy.

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The Renewable Wars Aren't Over

January 19, 2017

I’m proud that Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan includes a target of 50 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by 2030. This is an achievable, sensible, emission reduction and energy modernisation policy which when implemented will place Australia at the forefront of the growing global renewable energy economy.

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WE NEED TO SHINE A LIGHT ON RISING ENERGY PRICES

January 05, 2017

It's only a few days into 2017 but already we have news of rising electricity prices.

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HEAT ON US TO SORT OUT CLIMATE CHANGE

January 05, 2017

While a decade ago climate change may have been characterised as a future problem, today it is very much in the here and now.

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THE EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME SHOULD NOT HAVE GONE UP IN SMOKE

December 08, 2016

One of the great policy challenges facing Australia is how to transition to a clean electricity system.

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AUSTRALIA WILL SUFFER IF TURNBULL RETURNS TO HARD RIGHT ON ENERGY POLICY

December 01, 2016

On Monday, an opinion piece by Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg, marked a transparent and disappointing return by the Coalition to the Tony Abbott approach to climate change and energy policy. Never mind the facts, just stoke fear and division while pretending that the current generation can blithely and ignore our responsibility to take action to protect the country for our children and grandchildren. Those in the business...

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