After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics.
In the last couple of years, global investment has tripled to more than US$12 billion when it comes to investing in FinTech.
This has huge implications for other states such as Queensland that have set a 50% renewable energy target by 2030.
Enthusiasm for innovative approaches must be tempered with the acknowledgement that there is a wider economic story at play.
Every cost that Australian businesses face can be reduced through structural reform, to the benefit of profitability, incomes and employment.
Government interventions within the energy market to subsidise wind and solar have often caused more problems than they solved.
One of the persistent lies that we hear from Republicans is that high taxation rates destroy growth.
Gradually the electricity price will rise to reflect the higher cost wind generation that is being substituted for the non-subsidised supplies.
When the size of the production cut—between 240,000 and 740,000 barrels per day—was announced, one could feel the weight of the disappointment within the industry overall.
It is a combination of the collapse of transmission lines, the extreme variations in the power output of wind farms and the stability of an inter-connect to the state of Victoria.
Tax credits look like welfare payments, but they are in reality a subsidy, providing capital with unearned income.
Is cash on its last legs? Are we on an irreversible and irresistible march toward a fully cashless society?