by Richard Denniss
[Originally published on Guardian Australia, 05 February 2020]
If you think the quality of debate about climate change and bushfires is bad, allow me to give you a glimpse into the debate over the link between the supply and demand of fossil fuels and their price. Spoiler alert – according to the Morrison government, increasing the supply of gas pushes gas prices down but increasing the supply of coal doesn’t push coal prices down. Let’s unpack that.