Mark Lawson

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…