China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. This has thrown the nation into an electricity crisis. And China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.
Policies supporting fossil fuels are an instant way to ramp up the economy. However, this could come back to hit Indonesia’s economy in the medium to long-term.
An economist explains coal power’s rise and fall in charts.
Five essential reads on why South Africa is failing to keep the lights on.
Considering South Africa’s climatic advantage, the fraction of electricity generated from renewable energy technologies is low.
Grattan Institute projections suggest that by 2060 a mere 600 people will remain employed in major Australian coal mines, down from 40,000 today.
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Paying coal-fired power stations to stay open means consumers will be picking up the cost when they ultimately fail.
Australia needs an honest reckoning with the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long hold over Australian politics. Without that, we cannot shift to a principled stand against ceaseless expansion.
Electricity is an essential service. Acting quickly is crucial to avoid households falling into hardship, and businesses closing their doors.
If South Africa fails to implement the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, it will lead to the demise of Eskom as an energy producer as users turn to alternative electricity sources.
Winning the election might be the easy part for Labor compared to weaning Australia off fossil fuel exports. But it must be done.
Bitcoin has lost over half of its value since November 2021.
Researchers found barriers to a productive conversation in Australia about the just transition – not least, an almost complete absence of the federal government in talking about or planning for it.
Five ‘renewable energy zones’ planned for NSW represent a major opportunity for Aboriginal people.
Simple economic modelling shows the mining industry would benefit from a carbon tax.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his country’s massive energy reserves effectively for political influence. But with war in Ukraine, nations are looking for ways to cut those ties.
The plan would address failures in the National Electricity Market, and would see a more orderly transformation process from coal to clean energy.
South Africa’s biggest successes in the last year in relation to energy have been in regulatory matters.
West Virginia v. EPA could be the opportunity that conservative justices have been seeking to curb federal power.