Mark Lawson

No charge in electric cars

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Imagine ordering a population to evacuate from the path of a hurricane if they only had electric cars to drive.…

Climate excuses

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Tony Abbott may have annoyed the climate change mob with his speech in London (see Diary), but a far more…

In space, no one can hear you screaming for cash

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Such is the mystique of Elon Musk that he is able to make the absurd declarations that he will launch…

Hype is renewable

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The announcement of a $650 million solar power plant near the South Australian town of Port Augusta brought forth the…

Batteries fail to spark

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Elon Musk is such a good salesman that, despite formidable and blindingly obvious problems, he has managed to convince everyone…

Reinventing energy policy

24 June 2017 9:00 am

While the Liberal party tears itself apart over whether a Clean Energy Target as proposed by the Finkel report delivered…

Green power fantasies

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The cool phrases among the proponents of green electricity are ‘distributed networks’ and ‘micro networks’ which, we are told, will…

How to ignite gas

22 April 2017 9:00 am

One of the major surprises of the energy debate in Australia is that both the South Australian Labor Premier, Jay…

Whacky schemes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

When the Rudd government greatly expanded the Renewable Energy Target in 2009, turning an innocuous Howard government initiative into the…