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).
We now have an industry group many consider a front-group of the Liberal Party – the Chamber of Commerce and Industry - urging the government to stop being stubborn on the Renewable Energy Target. Could a deal be done by Thursday?
Trade continued in the small-scale renewables open market despite long-awaited activity in the Clearing House while the scheme's large-scale sibling eventually softened after Labor's RET compromise fell on deaf government ears.
Japan’s target is not a credible contribution to avoiding 2 degrees warming, leaves it facing a mountain to climb after 2020 and threatens its competitive position as a relatively low emissions economy.
The latest shipment to Australia has arrived and the company is building a supercharger network from Melbourne to Brisbane by 2016 - but with more than 50% brown coal electricity, Teslas in Victoria are actually dirtier than efficient diesels.
As the EU pushes for a binding deal and the US a ‘hybrid’ legal-political approach, a panel of judges, lawyers and academics - including Australia's Michael Kirby - are trying to codify existing legal obligations.