How bad are things for U.S. coal? Very bad, but that's very good for environment. Now the question is whether other countries will cut back on coal as well.
Australia's energy watchdog has warned that closing coal power stations could leave us vulnerable to supply problems. But not if we help take the pressure off the grid.
Beyond the environmental cost, what is the psychological toll on communities of mountaintop removal coal mining?
The electricity market that covers most of Australia is designed to have periods of high prices, to attract new generators. But there may be better ways to encourage electricity investment.
Will merging the environment and energy portfolios result in joined-up thinking, or one set of ideas steamrollering the other?
Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
Coal dust and oil can spread toxic chemicals hundreds of kilometres out to sea. But Australia's monitoring guidelines do not meet the standards used in countries such as the United States.
The world has global authorities for trade and security, but not for threats to the environment. It's time the natural world got its own version of the World Trade Organisation or UN Security Council.
Latest revelations about Peabody's funding of groups linked to climate denial are the tip of the iceberg.
From formation to export, the key facts and figures.
China's crackdown on pollution and climate change may yet see coal use fall - but it's no certainty.
Victoria has announced a renewable energy target of 40% by 2025.
Despite advances in technology, carbon capture and storage could be unsettled by renewable upstarts.
India is at a crossroads: how to bring electricity to millions of people without power, while also dealing with climate change?
Millions of people live without access to electricity. Now it's a battle between coal and renewables to bring cheap power.
Miners were among the first workers to organise into trade unions from the middle of the 1700s, battling a lack of legal recognition and resistance from the mine owners.
Britain lucked out with its coal deposits – but other nations have developed without coal.
Despite its insidious influence on the climate and our health, coal has a lesser-known positive side to its otherwise dark soul. It has provided us with some stunning fossils.
Was Trade Minister Steven Ciobo right to say on Q&A that global demand for coal is still going through the roof?
There's a wealth of climate policies to choose from this election – but what will they do electricity prices?