Cumbria council has approved the £165m Woodhouse colliery – and highlighted the failings of national climate policy.
But electric vehicles will pose a significant challenge over the next decade.
Brexit may be an unexpected boon for the UK's climate leadership. Here's how the UK can seize the initiative.
The party will eventually have to look beyond economic growth.
Labour should not accept nuclear power as an inevitable part of its climate policies.
Governments and energy firms will find it hard to generate the necessary public acceptance for such a controversial technology.
Those on low incomes get less back from home improvement schemes than they pay in government charges.
We think of decarbonisation as a "cost". But what about the opportunity?
Offshore wind is an expensive business to get into.
Price caps don't cut it – but community ownership can help solve the energy problem and make people more resilient.
The party wants publicly-owned firms to join – not replace – the market.
Research shows people don't trust planning decisions if it seems central government or energy companies have had too much influence.
This is a big opportunity for smaller reactors that can be built quickly and cheaply.
The government promises cash for communities that accept fracking, but cannot know whether it can keep that promise or not.
For years UK energy policy has been focused on creating a perfect environment for a new nuclear plant. Now things just got exciting.
Britain should focus on energy efficiency and small-scale renewable projects, not huge new power plants.
Energy isolation would be more expensive and less secure.
Councillors are caught in the crossfire between government, industry, protestors and locals.
The search for alternative ways to boost energy supply – or reduce demand.
His energy manifesto doesn't present 'old solutions to old problems' but provocative responses to increasingly urgent challenges.