In Queensland, 2700 direct jobs would be created if 10 new solar farm projects currently under consideration by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency go ahead. Yet the Federal government is considering cutting vital ARENA funding.
Some ill-informed analysis has attempted to paint climate change and energy issues simply as a political fight between progressive and conservative political forces, writes ACF's economist Matthew Rose.
With nuclear energy take-up shrinking post Fukushima, Australia continues to ignore the UN's call for an independent cost-benefit analysis of our high risk-low return uranium trade, writes Dave Sweeney
While Australia reels from an unsettled election, one thing remains clear: the next government will need to act quickly on climate change if we are to honour Australia's Paris Climate commitments, writes Suzanne Harter