"All the arrows are pointing in a very bad direction," says Danny Price, who sits on the government's Climate Change Authority.
Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
Labor's climate change spokesman Mark Butler has dismissed as "rubbish" widely circulating claims that Federal ALP had dropped its goal of achieving half of the nation's electricity will be supplied by renewable sources by 2030.
Consumers are voters and they won't forget who is to blame if there's a meltdown in our nation's energy supplies.
Pointing our solar panels in the wrong direction is only one quirk in our strained energy system.
The Turnbull government's recent embrace of coal-fired power shows it has "abandoned all pretense of taking global warming seriously", prompting Clive Hamilton to resign as a member of the Climate Change Authority.
NSW faces potential power shortages during the coming heatwave, prompting the electricity market operator to demand additional supply.
Climate science at the CSIRO is bouncing back one year after executives modelled its demise, securing new revenue streams in the Pacific and China and looking to hire new staff.
A political divide is forming over renewable energy's future in Australia.
Renewable energy can add resiliency to electricity grids and there's no reason why individual states can't set their own goals higher than a national target, says a US industry veteran.
The man who came up with the scheme at the centre of a humiliating backdown by Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg says its rejection shows the government lacks spine, and will be responsible for higher electricity prices and reduced energy reliability.