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).
Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm has devised a scheme where he gives the Coalition a political path to its 'real 20 per cent', basically by gutting new wind development in favour of handouts to existing hydro.
The coal major took to the G20 proud claims of 500,000-strong online support for its campaign on coal and energy poverty. Unsurprisingly, analysis of social media accounts shows that support was probably faked.
The personal offence senior Coalition politicians have taken from Barack Obama's statement of concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef appears to indicate either they didn't actually read his speech or they suffer from a profound ignorance of scientific research that is decades old.
Jacqui Lambie announced today she would help the government cut the RET and the CEFC. Her reasons illustrate profound ignorance which insiders say is a product of a puppet master inside her office opposed to wind power. But it matters little.
While environmental campaigners call for divestment on moral grounds, financial experts increasingly agree that fossil fuels carry growing risks. Yet the Future Fund chair dismisses the latter concern.
The logic surrounding across-the-board network capacity charges is seriously flawed. But instead of addressing this absurdity, the electricity network lobby just complicates the mess with its cross-subsidy cherrypicking.