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26 02 2021 | 11:54

Australia was the first casualty of the big blackout lie blaming wind power – the US could be next.

As climate impacts intensify, power grids stuffed with ageing fossil fuel infrastructure crumble.

09 02 2021 | 08:46

Nationals coal push disrupts Scott Morrison's climate policy pivot.

Coalition tensions in evidence as growing chorus of Nationals call for new coal plants after PM sends zero emissions signal. The Nationals are continuing to agitate for new investments in coal,…

08 02 2021 | 15:03

Australia's proposed gas pipelines would generate emissions equivalent to 33 coal-fired power plants.

Report warns if $56bn worth of developments go ahead, it could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal and lead to billions of dollars in stranded assets. Australia has $56bn worth of gas…

03 02 2021 | 13:42

Remote Tasmanian island to be powered by ‘blowhole’ energy that harnesses waves.

Hopes the above-water unit on King Island can be expanded across Australia’s vast southern coastline. Technology that harnesses wave energy through a “blowhole” is being tested at a remote Tasmanian…

03 02 2021 | 09:45

Climate crisis: Biden’s presidency turns up the heat on Australia to set out environment targets, experts say.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said he won’t be dictated to by other countries on climate policy. The combined pressure of Joe Biden’s new environmentally-focused administration in the…

03 02 2021 | 08:41

'I wrapped myself in a damp towel': Sydneysiders risk health inside hot homes

Some Sydney residents are living in homes with room temperatures nudging 40 degrees, as climate change raises temperatures and fear of big energy bills stops people from cooling down. A study of…

25 01 2021 | 16:51

Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in 'within decades' .

Parts of Victoria and NSW are sweating through an extreme heatwave that started sweeping across Australia's southeast on Saturday. This may seem like just a good excuse to go to the beach, but as…

20 01 2021 | 09:20

NSW coal-fired power plant chosen as site of Australia's biggest battery.

Analysts say Origin’s plan for 700MW battery at Lake Macquarie Eraring power station and Neoen’s proposal for a 500MW storage project near Lithgow will accelerate the state’s energy transition. Two…

11 01 2021 | 14:40

Last decade hottest on record for Australia with temperature almost 1C above average.

Maximum and minimum temperatures were above average for all states and territories, Bureau of Meteorology says The last decade was the hottest on record for Australia with the temperature almost 1C…

01 01 2021 | 13:59

Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report.

From Australian bushfires to Atlantic hurricanes, insurance damages were the highest annual total ever, says Christian Aid study. The world’s 10 costliest weather disasters of 2020 saw insured…

27 12 2020 | 07:37

Stop believing in fairy tales: Australia’s coal industry doesn’t employ many people or pay its fair share of tax.

The evidence to the contrary comes from the Morrison government’s own data. Just as people in the Middle Ages mistakenly believed the sun revolved around the Earth, many modern-day Australians…

19 12 2020 | 11:12

Call for energy giant AGL to face criminal charges over coal ash spill.

Conservationists allege company has breached its environmental licence 52 times at its NSW Bayswater power station site in the past five years Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, AGL, will…

19 12 2020 | 10:56

The Morrison government subsidising dirty fuel amid the climate crisis beggars belief.

Angus Taylor seems to be wilfully ignoring Australia’s huge transport emissions problem.

19 12 2020 | 10:56

Bluewaters coal-fired power station written off as worthless as renewables rise.

The owners of Australia's newest coal-fired power station have written down the value of the asset to zero, wiping out a $1.2 billion investment in the face of an onslaught of renewable energy. In…

19 12 2020 | 10:50

Lloyd's of London steps back from coal in first climate change policy.

LONDON (Reuters) -Lloyd’s of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its…

13 12 2020 | 06:51

Australia's record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis.

This year’s spring temperatures would be ‘virtually impossible’ without human greenhouse emissions, according to new report. Australia’s hottest spring on record, which saw temperatures more than 2C…

09 12 2020 | 11:43

A change in the weather: new demand for TV presenters to include climate in forecasts.

The ABC’s Graham Creed says new climate change research could ‘fill a big gap’ in public understanding. Graham Creed has spent 30 years with his head in synoptic charts, and for the past 20 he’s…

07 12 2020 | 07:51

Could China replace Australian iron ore with metal from Africa?

Analysis: Amid rising trade tensions, Chinese interests are keen to develop a high-quality deposit in Guinea. Analysts warn any restrictions on Australian sales to China would ‘send shockwaves…

19 11 2020 | 09:39

Suing for climate action: can the courts save us from the black hole of political inaction?

Climate litigator David Barnden had a landmark win this month against a major superannuation fund. He tells Guardian Australia he is just getting started. In the public imagination, blockbuster…

16 11 2020 | 07:56

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline.

The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration of our impact on nature.