Energy

An Italian firm is turning old tires into railway sleepers then using them to produce clean energy

One business wants to introduce a more sustainable version of a crucial piece of railway infrastructure.

Energy

AGL chief determined to turn Liddell into renewables hub

Andy Vesey says plant remains an extremely valuable piece of AGL’s portfolio until its closureThe AGL chief executive, Andy Vesey, says he plans to “fully execute” his vision of transforming the Liddell coal-fired power station into a renewables hub

Energy

BP plan to drill in Great Australian Bight risked 750km oil spill, documents show

Under company modelling major spill would pollute beaches and could disrupt southern right whale migrationUp to 750km of coastline was put at risk of contamination from possible oil spill by BP’s plan to drill in the Great Australian Bight, newly releas

Energy

Oil falls after US President Trump threatens new China tariffs

Oil prices fell as U.S. President Trump's threat of new tariffs on China reignited fears of a trade war.

Energy

AGL hits back at Barnaby Joyce claim it is 'shorting' the energy market

‘It is not possible to short a market by giving seven years’ notice of closure,’ company says as dispute over Liddell power station flares upAGL Energy has categorically rejected arguments from the Turnbull government that it is abusing its market p

Energy

Solar power is burning bright. But it's not quite twilight for fossil fuels.

Solar power is expanding but it still does not account for much of the electricity the world consumes, The New York Times reports.

Energy

IEA accused of undermining global shift from fossil fuels

Highly critical study warns projections used by the organisation tasked with leading the switch to clean energy remain skewed towards oil and gas and may break climate targets of Paris agreementThe global shift from fossil fuels to renewables is being und

Energy

Oil gains on surprise drawdown in US crude inventories

Oil prices rose on Thursday, holding onto a late-session rally the previous day.

Energy

You don't have to be a climate science denier to join the Monash coal forum, but it helps | Graham Readfearn

The Coalition’s backbench group of coal fans have a history of attacking climate scienceThere seems to be three rules for membership of the Coalition’s new backbench Monash Forum that wants taxpayer subsidies for new coal fired power stations.Firstly,

Energy

Why are unions so keen on nuclear jobs? | Letters

Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone reply to criticism of their analysis of the government’s infatuation with nuclear powerThanks to Mike Clancy (Letters, 2 April) for responding to our analysis that intense UK government attachments to civil nuclear

Energy

China's list of tariffs takes aim at US chemicals and plastics sectors

About 40 percent of the American products China is threatening to tax are plastics, petroleum products and chemicals.

Energy

Oil inches lower on expectations for US crude stock build

Oil prices slipped on expectations for a build-up in U.S. crude inventories.

Energy

Alinta Energy says it wants to buy AGL’s Liddell coal-fired power station

Coalition pressuring Alinta to run ageing station five to seven years past AGL’s 2022 closure dateAlinta Energy has confirmed it has been approached by the Turnbull government and is interested in purchasing AGL’s ageing Liddell coal-fired power plant

Energy

Terrawatch: scientists turn to drones to find raw materials

In Germany, scientists are using drones equipped with sensors to locate metals needed for wind turbines and solar panelsWe know that renewable energy can help the world to wean itself off fossil fuels, but keeping up with green-energy demand is creating a

Energy

Coal-fired power stations caused surge in airborne mercury pollution, study finds

Survey says airborne mercury pollution from stations in Victoria’s Latrobe valley increased 37% in just 12 monthsAirborne mercury pollution from coal-fired power stations in Victoria’s Latrobe valley increased 37% in just 12 months, according to an an

Energy

Trump and Kelly spoke to Scott Pruitt amid reports of White House probe into EPA chief

EPA chief Scott Pruitt is under scrutiny for renting a Capitol Hill apartment linked to an energy lobbyist on the cheap.

Energy

Fracking firm says first horizontal well at Lancashire is complete

Protesters mock announcement by Cuadrilla as they start three-month protest at Lancashire siteThe first large-scale fracking in Britain has moved a step closer after an energy firm said it had completed drilling the UK’s first horizontal well at a site

Energy

Oil inches up, but rising Russian output still weighs

Oil prices inched up amid rising Russian output and expectations of a reduction in Saudi Arabian crude prices.

Energy

Coalition backbenchers unite to lobby for coal under banner of Monash Forum

Tony Abbott, Eric Abetz, Kevin Andrews and George Christensen among named members of new forum that claims 20 MPsA group of 20 Coalition backbench MPs have put their name to a manifesto warning against the “demonisation” of coal, the Liberal MP Craig

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