Dr Jeremy Webb carries out post-doctoral research at the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology. He is a former President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (2001-2004). From 1977 to 2002 he served as an officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with posting in Indonesia, New Zealand, South Korea and France. In a previous career, he worked as a journalist for The Australian, The Bulletin magazine and as assistant Editor of Rydges Business Journal.
Scott Morrison’s rationale for using the market to keep power costs as low as possible should make him a devotee of renewable energy. Meanwhile, the Nationals denialism is so absurd that it is pushing for a coal-fired power plant whose electricity would cost eight times that from a renewable plant. … Continue reading »