Barnaby Joyce is back as Nationals leader, three years since his reluctant resignation.
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack on “net-zero 2050” and coal.
Michelle Grattan discusses coal, the nationals, and China with Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack
Renewables form an ever-greater share of the electricity mix. But elsewhere in the energy sector – in transport, industry and buildings – emissions reduction is very slow.
Rhetoric is hardening, but government policies still honour the special relationship with fossil fuels.
The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What's needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
None of Australia's highest-emitting energy firms are fully or even closely aligned with global climate goals. Just one goes even partway, and five appeared to be taking no action at all.
Labor's primary vote tanked on the weekend, buoying Scott Morrison’s hopes of a strong Coalition victory at the next federal election.
A report from top energy analysts warns that to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, investment in new unabated coal plant projects should stop now.
Tesla's stance has also shone the spotlight further onto the carbon footprint of cryptocurrency – an issue that will not go away soon.
Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.
Australia must treble its emissions reduction targets and reach net-zero emissions by 2035. Without this and other radical global action, the chance to hold warming to well below 2℃ will pass us by.
Electricity emissions can be cut to net-zero while keeping the lights on and prices down. But achieving that quickly means keeping gas around, for now.
Low-carbon alternatives for steelmaking are numerous – but which will be ready in time?
It's said the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. Let's hope that's not the case with Mathias Cormann's climate stance when he joins the OECD.
What was a feature of power stations such as Yallourn has become a bug.
Yallourn power station, Australia’s oldest and dirtiest coal plant, will close four years ahead of schedule. Without a national policy, coal workers are left dangerously exposed.
For an orderly transition from fossil fuels, Australia needs a carbon price to replace its hodgepodge of clumsy government interventions.
A significant number of African countries might not make a decisive leap to renewables this decade.
Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.
Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of South Australia's electricity supplies. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis – so how did it happen?