Mike Foley | The Sydney Morning Herald
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Mike is the climate and energy correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Rooftop solar and large scale renewables grow despite COVID challenge

Rooftop solar and large scale renewables grow despite COVID challenge

Investment in large scale renewable energy and rooftop solar remains strong despite the disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Mike Foley

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Labor committed to clean energy: Butler

Labor committed to clean energy: Butler

Labor’s $20 billion energy policy shows the party is committed to clean energy, long-time energy and climate change spokesman Mark Butler says.

  • by Mike Foley
Angus Taylor calls for greater cohesion on energy plans as states go it alone

Angus Taylor calls for greater cohesion on energy plans as states go it alone

Power industry chiefs are calling for a national energy framework, warning that state governments' separate plans are distorting markets.

  • by Nick Toscano, Mike Foley and Peter Hannam
Taxes on electric cars could block the road to a net-zero future

Taxes on electric cars could block the road to a net-zero future

As states begin to tax electric vehicles, critics say the policies could prevent them from reaching their own net-zero emissions targets.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Mike Foley
Hit the gas: industry urges government support to fire COVID recovery

Hit the gas: industry urges government support to fire COVID recovery

The gas industry is calling on government for greater financial support and faster environment approvals to spur investment and fire up Australia's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Mike Foley
'Line in the sand': koala census to identify key habitat for protection

'Line in the sand': koala census to identify key habitat for protection

A new koala protection policy by Environment Minister Sussan Ley may put the federal government on a collision course with state governments.

  • by Mike Foley
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'Disgrace': Calls for Indigenous voice in water management

'Disgrace': Calls for Indigenous voice in water management

Indigenous representatives in the Murray Darling Basin are demanding the Morrison government deliver on its promise of a First Nations voice on water management.

  • by Mike Foley
Business welcomes PM's climate optimism, urges faster action

Business welcomes PM's climate optimism, urges faster action

Business groups have welcomed the Prime Minister's increasing optimism on climate action as they continue to call for a commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

  • by Mike Foley
Morrison sets end of year goal to target IR and greenhouse emissions

Morrison sets end of year goal to target IR and greenhouse emissions

Scott Morrison has unveiled an ambitious plan to target both IR reform and the use of carryover credits to deal with greenhouse emissions by year's end.

  • by Shane Wright and Mike Foley
Smart grid technology to spark savings for electric vehicle owners

Smart grid technology to spark savings for electric vehicle owners

New technology to help bring down the cost of electric vehicle ownership is being rolled out to 300 households.

  • by Mike Foley
'Much weaker outlook' for coal slashed expected NSW mining royalties

'Much weaker outlook' for coal slashed expected NSW mining royalties

Treasury predicted six months ago mining royalties would be $1.869 billion for the 2020-21 year, but the "much weaker outlook for coal" since then had prompted it to cut the forecast to $1.4 billion.

  • by Peter Hannam and Mike Foley