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).
In June this year, forecasts revealed residential and business demand has risen for the first time in five years. The trend could be here to stay, according to a report released today from the Australia Institute.
ARENA is planning on funding further large-scale solar projects. Yet the costs of prior funded projects have compared poorly to rooftop solar which delivers better value. ARENA has to force industry to sharpen its pencils before handing out more money.
The economic think-tank says governments should think ‘twice, or three, or four times’ before allowing new coal. But Australia’s future LNG projects may also face the risk of being stranded by climate policy.
Two backbench Liberal MPs are calling for an inquiry into climate science ahead of the government's release of Australia's post-2020 emissions targets. Here a group of 13 of Australia's pre-eminent experts gives the senators a rundown.