Federal energy policy failure is provoking action at other levels – it's multi-layered democracy in action.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Lake Liddell with power stations.
We need to remember that baseload coal power stations won't help cope with peak demand – the issue that will determine whether people in elevators are trapped by a sudden blackout, per Barnaby Joyce.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg accused AGL of wanting to have its cake and eat it too.
If anyone thinks the government isn’t behaving in a extraordinary manner in its onslaught against AGL over the future of the Liddell power station, just consider what the Coalition would say if a Labor…
Politics podcast: Mark Butler on energy uncertainty.
Opposition climate change and energy spokesman Mark Butler has written about the toxic divisions on energy policy in a recent book.
AGL boss Andy Vesey spent 90 minutes with Malcolm Turnbull, Josh Frydenberg and Barnaby Joyce on Monday.
The government's public pressure on AGL is based on a report warning there will be a substantial electricity shortfall over coming years.
Malcolm Turnbull will meet with AGL chief executive Andy Vesey on Monday to discuss the future of the Liddell power station.
As he grapples with the power issue, Malcolm Turnbull has swung increasing emphasis onto coal.
The original Hinkley Point power station, pictured under construction in 1961, was completed two years late.
It has held back the UK's energy infrastructure for decades.
Enough blue-sky thinking: economists back the emissions policy that Alan Finkel has put on the table.
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A panel of leading economists has given its majority verdict on Alan Finkel's proposed Clean Energy Target: it may not be the best possible emissions policy, but we should get on with it anyway.
Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
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On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
The UK is about to miss an opportunity if it tries to take on the giants of the lithium-ion battery industry.
Politics podcast: Alan Finkel on the future of Australia’s energy market.
Alan Finkel acknowledges there's a hard road ahead for policymaking on energy.
Current political intervention in the energy market is haphazard and disconnected.
The energy security crisis has politicians leaping to unveil various schemes. But we don't need piecemeal action – the Finkel review, due in June, aims to create a coherent new energy blueprint.
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Even Trump's most destructive proposals pale in comparison. The president is merely throwing a match on a burning building.
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The country's ambitious plans for sustainable transport and renewable energy must work in sync.
Bill Shorten will say that without confidence in the policy environment, investors would never put up the billions of dollars required for energy projects.
Australia could be the 'energy capital of Asia' but instead it is going backwards, Bill Shorten will say in a speech on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of new ‘clean coal’ generators – despite the fact investors don’t want to go into coal.
Whether it’s the awkward politics of preferences for One Nation or the extremely complex policy conundrum of improving Australia’s energy security, the Turnbull government’s default position is to attack…
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Republicans have decided to deliberately give a green light to secret and potentially corrupt deals abroad.
Better managing how we use electricity in our homes will reduce pressure on the grid, and reduce the need for more power stations.
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Fossil fuel advocates claim only coal and gas can deliver cheap and reliable energy, and renewables are synonymous with sustainability. But demand management can solve all three problems.
Turnbull highlighted problems with the intermittency of renewable energy.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has set out a strong vision for Australia's energy policy, but there are many challenges ahead.