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).
Former NAB chief executive Cameron Clyne has implied the PM is 'wilfully blind' on coal, arguing it's under threat from a revolution in renewable energy - with the costs of solar, wind and battery technologies 'plummeting'.
A minor administrative decision surrounding what to do about $100m of left over cash from repeal of the carbon price reveals how the government could meet its emission reduction targets while barely lifting a finger.
The Abbott Government’s own expert adviser on climate policy has revealed that Labor’s emissions trading scheme was “strikingly similar” to the Coalition’s Direct Action scheme. Does this mean the Abbott Government is also about to introduce a carbon tax by stealth?
The Energy Supply Association has released a report spruiking the benefits of a shift to electric and natural gas fuelled vehicles, with bullish predictions of uptake even if government does little to encourage them.
Bill Shorten says 'bring it on' to election fought over power prices and climate policy. He shouldn't be worried because Abbott Gov't climate policy must also include increased power prices too, unless of course they want to increase taxes instead.