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).
Labor has just nine MPs in Queensland's 89-member parliament, but the Premier's plan to privatise assets – including electricity generators and retailer Ergon Energy – is opposed by up to the three-quarters of voters.
Just like AGL, Origin Energy has suffered a 23% decline on earnings per customer in large part due to reduced sales thanks to solar and energy efficiency. But they see a silver lining for their newly acquired coal power station on the horizon.
Just like AGL, Origin Energy has suffered a 23% decline on earnings per customer in large part due to reduced sales thanks to solar and energy efficiency. But it sees a silver lining for its newly acquired coal power station on the horizon.
Homeowners in Australia and the US have taken opposite approaches to rooftop solar - ownership and leasing, respectively - but now the two industries need to borrow from each other to maximise their markets' potential.
Reports that Tony Abbott has urged RET Review panel head Dick Warburton to look again at abolishing the scheme may be more about political calculations than an actual intention to kill the scheme entirely.
New analysis shows how handsomely big power companies – and how little consumers – stand to gain from a reduced RET. Campaign groups are onto it; but can you blame business for being all about business?