Simple economic modelling shows the mining industry would benefit from a carbon tax.
Coal is the dirtiest fuel source – eliminating it is a priority for tackling climate change.
Australia’s abundant wind and solar resources mean we’re well placed to produce the hydrogen a green steel industry needs. But there are technical and economic challenges ahead.
To cut enough greenhouse gas emissions, the world will need technologies that are still being developed, particularly for industries that are tough to clean up, like cement, steel and shipping.
Low-carbon alternatives for steelmaking are numerous – but which will be ready in time?
Building renewable energy infrastructure involves mining for materials such as lithium, graphite and cobalt. If not done responsibly, that could cause huge environmental damage.
Just as thermal coal can be replaced with clean energy from renewables, we can use low-emissions steel manufacturing to phase out metallurgical coal.
Europe recycles 70% of its steel, but much is exported, turning what should be a circular process into a linear one. Instead, materials need to be circularity-ready the moment they’re manufactured.
Trump claims the tariffs he’s imposed on imports from China and elsewhere are saving US industries and jobs. The data offers a murkier picture.
Spiders use different types of silk for different purposes – and not all of them are as strong as steel.
China, which once processed much of the world’s scrap, has slashed imports of “foreign garbage.” What can the US do to step up recycling at home?
Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia’s biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here’s what you need to know.
If the US were to stop dumping these valuable metals in landfills and to cease exporting them as cheap scrap, its imports could fall, and there would be less of these metals being made from scratch.
US tariffs could potentially benefit some EU firms that rely on steel and aluminium.
This speed read explores why it’s hard to stop manufacturers in specific countries from dodging trade barriers by pretending that their goods come from somewhere else.
President Trump’s new tariffs suggest he doesn’t understand why American steel and aluminum have been hurt in the first place.
President Trump slapped steep tariffs on steel imports, echoing protectionist measures taken by Bush in 2002.
President Trump says ‘trade wars are good,’ but history tells a very different story.
China supplies just 2% of America’s steel, while Canada and Europe have sizeable shares and Australian steel producers depend on access to US markets.