Eraring is the latest in a string of announcements for early coal plant closures. The fundamental reason is the brutal impact of renewables on coal’s profitability.
The Biden administration is moving to revive mercury limits for coal-fired power plants. A scientist explains mercury’s health risks and the role power plants play.
The late implementation of the coal retirement program also increases the risk of stranded assets in Indonesian coal facilities.
Any climate gains from Japan’s shift will be wiped out entirely unless Australia moves to zero-emissions ammonia production.
Australia has one of the highest rooftop solar installation rates in the world, which is great news for our efforts to reduce emissions. But can the grid keep up?
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
A new report predicts an incredibly rapid closure of coal-fired power stations. Continuing to deny this is simply not in the interest of coal workers and their communities.
If the UK is to achieve net zero by 2050, it needs to get moving on making a successful green transition across fuel, transport and housing.
If we want to limit global warming to below 2°C, most of our untapped fossil fuel reserves need to be kept in the ground.
Soaking up and storing CO₂ is not just a question of technology.
Grattan Institute analysis shows it’s possible to achieve a vastly lower-emissions electricity system in less than two decades – if governments can muster the courage.
The recent climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that climate change deniers have shifted their tactics to thwart the efforts of countries to phase out fossil fuel use.
Western democracies need to create a financing program to support the energy transition in the Indo-Pacific — and to achieve both regional security and climate goals.
Rich countries like the UK have almost left coal power behind, but it’s not as easy for developing countries.
Stabilising Earth’s climate depends on a lot more than deals struck at conferences like Glasgow. But those agreements set a frame for real-world decisions.
Rather than slow the decline in coal use, India’s actions at COP26 ensure it and other polluting nations, including Australia, will be under even greater scrutiny.
From weak 2030 targets to controversial rules around carbon trading, let’s take a look at the summit’s defining issues.
Christina E. Hoicka, University of Victoria; Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis; Ian Lowe, Griffith University; Kate Dooley, The University of Melbourne; Kyla Tienhaara, Queen's University, Ontario; Mariola Acosta Francés, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); Mark Maslin, UCL; Piers Forster, University of Leeds; Ran Boydell, Heriot-Watt University, and Simon Lewis, UCL
Has the summit delivered on its goals?
Pitched at an initial US$8.5 billion, the partnership has the potential to be one of the largest individual climate finance transactions to date. But can a just transition be achieved?
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Chris Bowen says Labor’s climate policy will be ‘realistic and ambitious’
Michelle Grattan speaks with shadow minister Chris Bowen on Labor's "realistic and ambitious" climate policy and Australia's yet to be released renewable future