Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
A new report says wind is already the least-cost option for new grid capacity in many markets and - with exciting growth looming in Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa - could increase seven-fold in 15 years.
Canada's Boundary Dam demonstrates that carbon storage can be applied to cut emissions from coal-fired power stations. Australia was once the envy of its northern hemisphere counterpart on CCS, so what changed?
The Coalition is claiming they aren't cutting the RET merely 'recalibrating' it because the target has always been 20%. The public's inability to understand a gigawatt-hour from a gigahertz means they could get away with it, but the public do understand 100 people losing their jobs.
Low oil prices that remain stable are what drive increased demand for oil – and which in turn could then have a bigger role in emissions. But what would happen if the US lifted crude oil export restrictions?