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Adani and prestigious London museum cop heat after teaming up on climate project

Adani and prestigious London museum cop heat after teaming up on climate project

Critics slam mining giant after it funds a climate change project by the Science Museum.

  • by Cloe Read

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‘Weak-kneed and jelly-bellied’: Nats’ life at the Queensland coalface is getting complicated

‘Weak-kneed and jelly-bellied’: Nats’ life at the Queensland coalface is getting complicated

From his vantage point atop Australia’s largest coal reserves, small business owner John Hallam believes the Coalition climate confab in Canberra is looking more like concession than fight.

  • by Zach Hope
PM assures net zero an economic positive as Nats debate coal price

PM assures net zero an economic positive as Nats debate coal price

Scott Morrison is trying to end a damaging policy split that could last into next week as key Nationals insist on more time to put forward their demands for regional jobs.

  • by David Crowe
China’s economy is cooling rapidly and Australia could feel the chill

China’s economy is cooling rapidly and Australia could feel the chill

China’s economy is confronting many challenges, some of its own making. How it deals with them will have flow-on effects to the rest of the world and, most particularly, Australia.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
How do we tackle Australia’s burning problem before it burns us?
Analysis
Energy

How do we tackle Australia’s burning problem before it burns us?

If Australia sets a ‘net zero by 2050’ target at COP26, it will likely be heralded as a major shift, but it’s unlikely to do anything to align us with that trajectory.

  • by Ketan Joshi
Joyce promises multibillion-dollar coal export train to Gladstone

Joyce promises multibillion-dollar coal export train to Gladstone

Barnaby Joyce says the extension of the Melbourne to Brisbane rail project can be “booked in” as an election promise, despite feasibility studies ruling it out.

  • by Rob Harris
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Energy crisis puzzle: why fossil fuel prices are surging

Energy crisis puzzle: why fossil fuel prices are surging

The prices of oil, gas and coal have skyrocketed through this year to levels not seen for years. The reasons why are complex.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Disruption to regional industries a risk to government’s net zero deal

Disruption to regional industries a risk to government’s net zero deal

Carbon-intensive industries based in regional areas face an uncertain future under a net-zero plan, putting pressure on a deal with the Nationals to commit to the target.

  • by Mike Foley
An economic storm is brewing ahead of Glasgow and Christmas
Opinion
Energy

An economic storm is brewing ahead of Glasgow and Christmas

The backdrop to the Glasgow summit and the lead up to Christmas could hardly be worse as the world’s energy crisis and supply chain disruptions deepen and the post-pandemic bounce in the global economy is threatened.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Libs, don’t let the Nats rob taxpayers with a $250 billion coal bailout

Libs, don’t let the Nats rob taxpayers with a $250 billion coal bailout

Our government will commit to net zero emissions by 2050, but the terms extracted by the Nationals are a critical detail.

  • by Steven Hamilton and Richard Holden
Australia’s coal exports to ‘halve by 2050’ if climate goals are met

Australia’s coal exports to ‘halve by 2050’ if climate goals are met

Coal exports are likely to be cut in half by mid-century if accelerating climate efforts succeed in holding down global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.

  • by Nick Toscano and Mike Foley