Leigh Sullivan speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The week highlighted, yet again, that instead of a credible energy
policy, the government has only confusion and black holes.
O'Sullivan rejected Morrison's Monday argument that it would be
impractical for the federal government to underwrite a coal-fired
project in Queensland because the Palaszczuk government would veto it.
One of the Nationals' key KPIs for McCormack has been that he must successfully pressure Morrison for the government to underwrite coal-fired generation.
The smoke from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contributes to air pollution and poor health.
As coal companies look for ways to cut costs, many are reneging on their promises for health care for retired miners. Unless Congress intervenes, these miners could face ill health and poverty.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
While countries recognise the urgent need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by favouring greener energies, the ever-increasing demand for electricity has led to rising coal consumption.
Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
A NSW court's decision to rule out a coalmine on the basis of climate change could signal a turning of the tide in an arena where environmental litigants have previously struggled to gain traction.
There's no easy way for Eskom to claw its way out of the crisis it's in.
Before democracy South Africa's mining sector prioritised profits over the people and environment. Not much has changed.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's pronouncements on the power utility Eskom, during the State of the Nation Address may lead to significant changes in country's energy policy.
Words matter because they influence the way we understand environmental problems and shape their solutions.
An American coal company is suing the Canadian government over Alberta's plan to combat climate change.
The country's carbon emissions should level off again soon.
The UN climate talks are being held in a nation dominated by cheap coal.
South Australia's energy prices have gone up as more renewables entered the market – but prices would have gone up even more without them.
Indian mining firm Adani has announced scaled-down plans for its planned Queensland coal mine, which it will now fund itself. But there are still many questions hanging over the project.