Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
It seems the older you are the less likely you are to believe in global warming. Yet across all age groups belief in global warming is completely out of whack with surveys of scientific research and scientists. And what's this got to do with Richard Tol?
The IPCC lead author grabbing headlines for withdrawing his name from the IPCC summary report for being 'alarmist' has long been the economic brain behind Bjorn 'Do-Nothing' Lomborg. But what do his economist peers think of his work?
It's possible the ARENA board could do a 'CEFC', where its board simply ignore government's cuts to its budget because their funding is defined by legislation that can only be overturned by a majority in the Senate. How do the senate numbers stack-up and does the WA senate election matter?
In a highly unusual move ARENA's CEO has issued a letter to potential funding applicants which suggests the organisation's future is in serious doubt. And the response from the Minister to the letter is not reassuring. Is the RET next?
In trying to cover off on all possibilities, the latest report from the IPCC summarising impacts from climate change is likely to leave politicians and the media confused as to what's in store if we fail to act.
Clive Palmer illustrated in just few short minutes yesterday that he is hopelessly out of his depth once you get into a fraction of legislative detail. Meanwhile, Labor has said it will stick by the RET as currently legislated.
Shrinking cost differentials have made bigger systems more tempting for customers, meaning the fall away of feed-in tariffs is not translating to a system size retreat. In fact the average system is up almost a kilowatt on last year.