Josh Frydenberg

Liberal MPs did not stand in Abbott's way on renewables target, Greg Hunt says

Health minister responds to Abbott’s hint that his party kept him from scrapping the RET, saying 33,000GwH was the minimum the Senate would accept<p>Tony Abbott wasn’t kept from reducing the renewable energy target by his colleagues while he was leader, one of his former ministers has claimed, despite …

Environment

Josh Fydenberg: A day in the life of the Energy Minister

From a basketball match with Labor's Ed Husic and chance encounter with Olivia Newton-John to tearing strips off the opposition during Question Time, …

Australian News

Can Malcolm Turnbull survive Tony Abbott the wrecker?

An MP who once spent a fair bit of time dealing with Tony Abbott and trying to work him out came to the conclusion that the former prime minister …

Climate

Tony Abbott: the most reliable energy source there is

It seems no raw onion is safe from the jaws of Tony Abbott. He ate another one this week, only a few days after he admitted that it had "probably" …

Australian News

Energy policy would not be that hard if the government wasn’t hamstrung by ideologues

New technologies, cost reductions and existing expertise can provide reliable energy. If only the sector wouldn’t have to do it in spite of our leaders<p>Australia doesn’t have an energy crisis – we have a political crisis, a media crisis, a competition crisis and a pricing crisis.<p>It has been 12 …

Opinion

Energy focus risks ignoring emission cuts

A climate policy think tank warns the intense focus on how Australia's electricity is generated risks ignoring the nation's commitments to cut …

Climate

Coal not even popular in coal-dominated electorates

A survey of voter attitudes in the Labor-held blue-collar strongholds has found 28 per cent of voters tag the federal Coalition with the blame for …

Renewable Energy

Dramatic spike in protected turtles hooked by fishing lines off Australia's coast

The number of protected turtles hooked by commercial fishers along Australia's east coast has jumped tenfold over the past five years, sparking fears …

Oceans

Revealing the dark side of Liddell, from power failures to distorted debate

When AGL gives journalists a tour of its ailing Liddell power station next week, they can expect the reverse of your typical corporate junket.<p>Rather …

Australian News

CARTOON: Energy policy

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Australian News

Your bill has gone up. The pollies can’t spin it any other way.

<b>The Government has flicked the switch, and stepped up their political power plays as it scrambles to reach a coherent policy on electricity costs and</b> …

Australian News

Turnbull ends week on a high, but it might not last long

As Malcolm Turnbull concluded his final answer during Question Time on Thursday, after two weeks of political rough and tumble, his backbench …

Australian News

EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

One of Australia’s biggest operators of coal-fired power generation, EnergyAustralia, has backed its rival AGL Energy in the shift away from coal …

Energy

Grattan on Friday: King Coal is wearing big boots in the Turnbull government

It took quite a while, but the Turnbull government this week finally “landed” its package for the biggest shake up of media rules in decades.<p>The …

Climate

Enough time to replace Liddell capacity: AEMO

The energy market body says there's plenty of time to replace the capacity of a NSW coal-fired generator AGL wants to close.<p>The Australian Energy …

Energy

Good policy must be good politics for PM

The past sittings fortnight had all the hallmarks of one of those flights where the passenger jet circles above Sydney waiting for instructions and …

Alan Finkel

Australia is being force-fed a lesson in Energy Economics 101

All those electricity bills lodging in in-boxes and letter boxes create new pressure on the Turnbull government to come up with instant answers to …

Australian News

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed. The post …

Australian News

Turnbull signs Coalition statement urging marriage equality yes vote

Prime minister joins 23 other Coalition members calling on Australians to vote yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey<p>Malcolm Turnbull has joined 23 Coalition parliamentarians urging Australians to vote yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey, and highlighting their support for equality, …

Equality

Clean energy target on the government's table despite shortfall warning: Frydenberg

The Turnbull government insists it's still considering a clean energy target but one that takes into account the reliability and affordability of …

Renewable Energy

More energy than light in question time

The nation may be running out of power, but our politicians aren't.

Bill Shorten

The PM may have sabotaged himself with his big energy fight | Sean Kelly

A government in a fix can count on its ability to do at least one thing: pick a fight that everyone notices.<p>That is what the government has done with …

Nick Xenophon Team

Coalition's public shaming of AGL another assault on imaginary energy enemies

Malcolm Turnbull’s government doesn’t want to focus on its own indefensible failure. Instead it needs to run interference<p>If you’ve reached the stage where you can’t hear yourself think on the Marvel comic bout that is the Turnbull government versus AGL, the government has achieved its primary …

Malcolm Turnbull

Indigenous groups decry Tasmania off-road vehicle plan: 'this is destruction'

Tasmanian government plans to cover midden sites in Tarkine with rubber mats to protect from damage caused by reopening off-road tracks<p>Indigenous groups have criticised a Tasmanian government proposal to cover ancient midden sites with rubber mats to protect them from damage caused by reopening …

Australia

Joel Fitzgibbon and Josh Frydenberg in Parliament House corridor clash

LABOR’S Joel Fitzgibbon has squared off with Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, accusing the government of misrepresenting the outcome of talks with …

Politics live as Turnbull government's same-sex marriage postal survey begins

Oh my goodness - <b>Liberal MP Tim Wilson</b> has commissioned a colouring book. Of himself.<p>I'm not sure if this or <b>Financial Services Minister Kelly …

Australian News

Turnbull government is working on a major redesign of the clean energy target

The Turnbull government is working on a major redesign of the clean energy target that will likely fall short of the plan for almost half of …

Australian News

PM pours scorn on AGL: 'If they had a plan, they'd be able to put it on the table'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has poured scorn on a pledge by AGL Energy to replace the generation capacity of the Liddell power station when it …

Australian News

Environment Minister to publish reasons for Tassal fish farm approval; court challenge on hold

Court proceedings challenging the federal green light for Tassal's Okehampton Bay fish farm are on hold while the applicants await the publishing of …

U.S. Federal Courts

MP seeks to protect Captain Cook statues

A Turnbull government minister has moved to protect Captain Cook and other historic statues following a spate of vandalism.<p>But political opponents …