Some coal workers have the right skills and work in the right location to get a job in renewables. But many, such as semi-skilled machine operators, cannot.
It'd be a matter of switching 20-25,000 jobs. During coronavirus, we shut down three million, and dealt with the consequences impressively.
South Africa envisages the gradual closure of older coal plants, mostly located in Mpumalanga. Can these coal fields be turned into renewable energy hubs?
Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.
It's more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn't easy.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese will emphasise his party's pro-business stance in a speech on Tuesday, departing from Bill Shorten's criticism of the “top end of town”.
Our research looked at what did – and didn't – work in Canada, Australia and Germany.
Cumbria council has approved the £165m Woodhouse colliery – and highlighted the failings of national climate policy.
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.
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.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
The UN climate talks are being held in a nation dominated by cheap coal.
Making the transition to a sustainable energy future also means ensuring that affected communities - such as Australia's coal workers - aren't left by the wayside.
Remembering the powder monkeys, sparkies and dinters and their remarkable linguistic legacy.
The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Plan would help the declining coal industry, but a study shows many coal workers could transition to a new industry – solar – and earn more money.
In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
A recent study found the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever recorded among coal miners in central Appalachia. Two doctors who treat black lung patients explain how miners contract it.
The federal government considered prosecuting Adani's potential environmental negligence over the history of its Australian CEO.
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.