A new survey confirms the gulf between Queensland and the southern capital cities that has split the Morrison government over the Adani mine approval.
Ben PotterAlso, survey has climate #1 issue in @tonyabbott's seat of Warringah and in Higgins in Melbourne's leafy easter burbs with eye popping 67% rating it in top three: Adani mine, climate create great divide
The manager of $45.5 billion of federal public servants' retirement funds dumped its stake in Adani in February as Norway's sovereign fund proposes selling out of coal.
Ben PotterCommonwealth Super Corp - the $208bn super fund for federal public servants - dumped its #Adani holding in February, and Norwegian government pension fund could come under pressure to divest @bhp , @Glencore , @South_32
There are now "significant and well publicised risks associated with climate change and global warming that would be regarded by a court as foreseeable", say two top lawyers.
Ben PotterDirectors' climate liability exposure increasing 'exponentially' - says update of landmark 2016 opinion by Noel Hutley and Sebastian Hartford Davis that prefigured the dramatic escalation of regulatory, investor scrutiny of firms’ climate risk management
The gas industry is braced for tougher emissions targets under Labor, which will have to decide how much to exempt heavy industry, exemptions that will only shift the burden to other companies.
Ben PotterLNG dodged a bullet in WA but huge surge in emissions means it will be hard to exempt as generously under past schemes in Labor's Safeguard Mechanism 2.0 carbon scheme...
LNG, heavy industry nervous about Labor's carbon plan
Six Queensland rebel MPs have been inspired to action by a thesis that says the state's Labor government is "robbing $1.5 billion from all Queenslanders" in power bills. There's some truth to this - or there was.
Ben PotterGood point from Matt Stevens - the big stick Nats warriors are from regulated energy markets in the sticks, nothing to gain for their constituents in this, just screwing Morrison Govt re-election chances all overagain - Energy wars meet Lord of the Flies
More than 20 projects under the Coalition's $2.5 billion Emissions Reduction Fund have failed to deliver a promised 13.5 million tonnes in carbon abatement and have been terminated by the Commonwealth over the past four years.
Ben PotterRevealed: the Emission Reduction Fund projects that failed
A landmark ruling against a coal mine in the NSW Land and Environment Court could pave the way for US-style compensation claims and make it harder to finance coal mines, a law firm says.
Ben PotterA landmark ruling against the Ricky Hill coal mine in the NSW Land and Environment Court could pave the way for US-style compensation claims and make it harder to finance coal mines, a law firm says.
The Australian Energy Market Operator has issued notices warning of possible forced power outages from about 11am AEDT in Victoria.
Ben PotterUpdated to reflect that @Alcoa's Portland aluminium and other industrial users in Victoria face further power curbs as AEMO activates emergency demand response powers again - Victoria faces more outages as AEMO seeks curbs to avert crunch @AEMO_Media
The Australian Energy Market Operator is calling on customers in Victoria and South Australia to reduce their power usage in a bid to avoid mandatory load shedding on Thursday as the mercury hit a record 47 degrees in Adelaide and 40 degrees in...
Ben PotterEnergy market operator @AEMO_Media calls on customers to cut their power use to avoid mandatory power cuts amid sweltering temps Thursday afternoon
Barrie Dunstan's career covered more than 60 years of tumultuous change in Australian business and finance during which the economy was transformed beyond recognition.
Ben PotterThis is reposted with comments from industry funds supremo Garry Weaven -
Barrie Dunstan, giant of business journalism, doyen of superannuation and retirement writers and former @FinancialReview columnist, dies at 80. My story
The Energy Security Board has lashed the Morrison government's big stick, "ad hoc" energy policy interventions in an electricity market health check that says key parts of the market are in a "critical" state.
Ben PotterIt's a regular pileon the @ScottMorrisonMP govt today as the Energy Security Board joins every energy company and NSW energy minister Don Harwin in slamming the "ad hoc" and "piecemeal" big stick energy policy...
A furious NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin told Mr Taylor that if he was going to rely on obscure procedural rules to block a motion supported by a majority of states - "be it on your own head".
Ben PotterFinal update I hope - NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin vowed to push on with crusade to "end the Canberra climate wars" after federal minister Angus Taylor derailed his pan for a national pathway to net zero emissions by 2050 at an acrimonious COAG meeting.
Ben Potter'Be it on your own head' - NSW's Don Harwin to @AngusTaylorMP as tempers flare over taylor's technical block of NSW 'net zero' plan...at COAG Energy Council meeting