Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Now that Shorten has released the energy policy this week, the.
Coalition is reaching back into the past for lines and fears.
Labor's promise to subsidise batteries for households quickly became, in government parlance, “pink batts to pink batteries” – seeking to trigger memories of Rudd's policy that cost several lives.
In a speech to be delivered on Thursday, Shorten stresses a Labor government would seek bipartisanship on the NEG.
The ALP estimates the battery subsidy would triple the number of battery systems in Australian households. The policy sets a national target of one million household battery installations by 2025.
The UNSW climate dividend proposal will be launched on Wednesday by the Member for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps.
It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report to be released by UNSW today outlines how.
How many times have you heard “get out of the way!” when someone is trying to change the channel?
Even the Voyager spacecraft are controlled remotely, 20 billion kilometres away. It takes 20 hours for instructions to travel from Earth to the spacecraft but we can do it -- using a remote.
The poll found stark differences between voting intentions and attitude to energy policy.
A new poll reveals many Australians want to cut their electricity bills - but many also want to reduce emissions.
What happens to the leftovers?
Research shows that when Americans are aware of the scale of food waste, and how much energy and water are used to produce food, they support measures to reduce the problem.
Still from a video feedback sequence.
© Robert Pepperell 2018
Video feedback may be the nearest we have to visualising what conscious processing in the brain is like.
The beauty of our federation is that each state can learn from each other.
Ahead of two state elections, the Grattan Institute Orange Book examines the state of each state and how each can do things better. The good news is that if each copied the best in each field they would do very well indeed.
In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, France has committed to cutting achieving carbon neutrality for its building stock by 2050. While the goal is ambitious, the challenges are significant.
Suncor’s base plant with upgraders in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta., June 13, 2017.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Canada's proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change.
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William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
Low level carbon monoxide poisoning leads to a wide range of nonspecific but significant symptoms – making it very difficult to detect.
Salt water is fun to swim in – but it also carries the electrical signals vital for life.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.
Australia needs to think about the energy grid of the future.
'Energy security' isn't just about cheaper bills. We urgently need to design a modern, safe Australian grid.
Are bulb bans a bright idea?
Encouraging people to buy LED bulbs is not a long-term solution. We need lighting which is kind to the planet and our health.
Shorten, making the announcement, will say the present trigger is too weak because it doesn’t have to be activated when prices are high.
A Labor government would introduce a permanent gas export control trigger that could be pulled when prices were too high, not just when a shortfall is forecast.
Melissa Price, the new Minister for the Environment, has a tough road ahead.
Splitting the energy and environment portfolios might sound like a backward step, but here's why it could work.
Indonesia has decided that state-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina will take over the Rokan block, in Riau, from Chevron when the US energy firm’s operating contract expires in 2021.
The recent Rokan block deal signals a shift to a more nationalist agenda, but Indonesia's government is still pursuing other more outward-looking economic policies.
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.