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Is there an obvious correlation between population growth and the economy and housing? The answer it seems is no.
by Ross Elliott - 12/10/2018 - 20 comments
Once upon a time, renewables were touted as a way of preventing extreme depletion of scarce fossil fuels that would drive their prices to destructively high levels.
by Geoff Carmody - 10/10/2018 - 13 comments
Power prices are not an issue that should ever have become hostage to politics, and they are not one that will be ignored in an election campaign.
by Graham Young - 2/10/2018 - 33 comments
It found renewables costs really take off when their power share increases above 50% – even if batteries cost 67% less than now.
by Geoff Carmody - 24/09/2018 - 13 comments
There's very little reason to think the Andrews government's promised suburban loop rail line will catalyse jobs growth in suburban centres on a scale that even remotely justifies the cost.
by Alan Davies - 11/09/2018 - 7 comments
To call it 'hydro-electric' is a fraud – it will not store one extra litre of water and will be a net consumer of electric power. It is a giant electric storage battery to be recharged using grid power.
by Viv Forbes - 11/09/2018 - 14 comments
Isn’t there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?
by Alan Davies - 6/09/2018 - 4 comments
The Andrews government's planned $50 billion loop rail line around outer suburban Melbourne signals Victorian Labor has joined the other parties in giving up on rational urban policy.
by Alan Davies - 3/09/2018 - 17 comments
I realised that what we have now is indeed our current policy, and it means in fact higher energy prices for as far ahead as you can see; I might have said so at the time.
by Don Aitkin - 28/08/2018 - 20 comments
Ahead of all consumers is a series of higher prices for both gas and electricity, whatever the politicians say now.
by Don Aitkin - 23/08/2018 - 8 comments
The biggest water-wasters are those towns and cities which supply unlimited free or subsidised water to large and growing populations. Everything supplied 'free' is wasted.
by Viv Forbes - 22/08/2018 - 23 comments
These are some of the reasons why the coalition government is 50 per cent in revolt against Malcolm Turnbull.
by Alan Moran - 21/08/2018 - 9 comments


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