Western Australia produces much more gas than the state needs and any fears of a shortage is driven by the industry to increase prices
The Australian and Northern Territory Governments continue to do all they can to help foreign gas companies including giving them gas for free, despite them paying next to no tax.
The most important issue for Australians’ wellbeing is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and yet the government is not being honest about its progress in the the Wellbeing Framework.
It is time for the Government to stop using land use figures to make their greenhouse gas emission projections look better than they really are.....
In a tight labour market, approving new coal and gas mines is not just bad for the climate, it also raises the cost of public infrastructure projects.
The evidence is clear – our current policies and targets are insufficient to prevent dangerous global warming, and not aligned with latest scientific research.
Western Australia’s rising emissions means the efforts by other states to reduce emissions are being cancelled out.
Australian’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising and with each month the path ahead becomes harder and more costly.
The Australian Government would like the other states to help offset the Northern Territory emissions. That’s a big ask given the NT is already the heaviest emitter of CO2 per capita in the world_
Relying on carbon capture and storage to reduce emissions is like trying to empty a swimming pool with a thimble
With less than 7 years to go till 2030 we cannot wait to transition away from coal and gas
Consultancy companies like to boast they are committed to action on climate change, but they much prefer overstating the benefits of coal mines
Profits in the mining sector are surging, but output is not – and the increased prices come at a cost to the rest of the economy
The latest forecast for gas and coal exports show no sign of any shift away from fossil fuels
Once again the gas industry is crying wolf and telling us we need more gas to prevent shortages. But if you read beyond the scare quotes today’s report from Australia’s Energy Market Operator report shows we already have more than enough gas.
The latest emissions projections reveal that emissions from SUVs will cancel out the reductions that occur due to electric vehicles
In the drive to electrifty everything, Australia is positioned to be a world power..
Right now the gas industry is booming, but the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax is not.
Australia’s and Norway’s economies both have massively profitable resource industries, but Norwegians receive a much larger and fairer share
Counting land use might make things look better, but it is a fake picture of Australia’s emissions
The lack of workers is the major reason for the flight delays and airport wait-times. People are back travelling, but the air travel workers are not.
Off the Charts is curated by Greg Jericho, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and the Centre for Future Work.
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