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?
Plus new research on why China is closing down coal-fired power stations. Listen to episode 3 of The Conversation Weekly.
Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
The costs that fossil fuels impose on public health through air pollution alone are enormous.
China's import restrictions hurt Australia, but they also hurt China. In more ways than one.
An appeals court described the EPA's effort as 'a series of tortured misreadings' of US law.
China is changing, and it's time Australia's coal exporters faced up to this reality.
The Paris Agreement desperately needs to be updated. Currently the big exporters take no responsibility for the emissions created when those fossil fuels are burned overseas.
Queenslanders head to the polls tomorrow. The Palaszczuk Labor government has vocally backed the resources industry – but our research suggests the issue will not decide the election result.
The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Under a rapidly changing climate, it's not just about keeping the lights on. We not only want energy, but we want to breathe clean air, have enough food and live in a sustainable community.
These teens are finding creative avenues to pursue action, even if it means taking a long shot. And beating the odds is exactly how the law tends to evolve.
The blocks can be used to run steam turbines at power stations as a clean alternative to burning coal, and at a fraction of the price of storing energy in batteries.
The Trump presidency has been a godsend for an Australian government apparently uninterested in significant climate action. But with Trump well behind in the polls, that's set to change.
The Japanese government will retire its fleet of old, inefficient coal-fired generation by 2030. If Japan's commitment to coal weakens, our exports can expect a big hit.
Indonesia's revised mining law is loose on the requirements for mining companies to close pits when operations are over, potentially adding to drowning casualties.
It'd be a matter of switching 20-25,000 jobs. During coronavirus, we shut down three million, and dealt with the consequences impressively.
The federal government has shown during the pandemic that it is prepared to impose great financial burdens for the sake of our health. We need them to do the same for another crisis: climate change.
The fate of a Queensland mine extension could be sealed today with a ruling on the ongoing case by Australia's highest court.