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Companies like Tesla, with batteries and electric cars, are disrupting traditional energy companies in Australia.

Company results wrap: energy companies are facing disruption

Energy companies shouldn't rely on government regulation to protect them from the growing disruption from renewables and increased consumer control.
Australia’s power policies still aren’t heading in quite the right direction. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Australia’s energy sector is in critical need of reform

Australia's energy policy has lost its way over the past couple of decades, which is unfortunate because the challenges – to move to a low-carbon economy without high prices – have never been tougher.
Demonstrators gather on the opening day of the public inquiry into Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse permission for fracking at two sites. Reuters Staff

Should fracking decisions be made locally?

There's a bunfight about whether local or national government should call the shots when it comes to fracking.
The Australian government seems to think fossil fuels need help, when businesses are deciding otherwise. Coal image from

Fossil fuel growth centre harks back to old ideas about climate costs

Do fossil fuels need saving from efforts to combat climate change? The Australian government seems to think so, but that sort of thinking is out of date.

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