David Wroe

David Wroe

David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.

Carbon fix leaves budget exposed

David Wroe Australia's carbon price from 2015 will be set by the volatile European market under changes announced yesterday by the Gillard government that could hit the budget bottom line.

Businesses divided on energy target shift

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Wind Turbine

David Wroe The debate over Australia's renewable energy target of 20 per cent by 2020 has intensified, with the Business Council of Australia joining calls to adjust the target amid fears it will unreasonably...

Watchdog on trail of power trio

David Wroe The competition watchdog has agreed to look at complaints from the Greens that three big power companies, AGL, Origin and TRUenergy, are using their market clout to frustrate the roll-out of...

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Now to see if the fuss fades away or keeps burning


David Wroe THE debate over carbon pricing now shifts gear. Two questions are likely to dominate the coming weeks.