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 amendments to the RET designed to appeal to a wide array of senator cross benchers and the government, that would kill-off those 'offensive' wind farms. Yet the result is more tax and higher power prices to help out government-owned power companies. Is he really a libertarian?
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.
Unprecedented joint statement urges Labor and Coalition to restart negotiations which grant aluminium an exemption from the Renewable Energy Target while also providing 'strong target that supports the future of renewable energy'. Will it achieve it anything?