Fossil fuels

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The Guardian view on Biden’s risky gamble: betting on lowering oil prices | Editorial
Editorial: The climate agenda risks being derailed by energy market disruptions caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine


01, Jul, 2022 @5:05 PM

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Western Australia’s EPA urges 50-year extension of country’s most polluting gas project
Woodside’s North West Shelf gas development would release more than eight times Australia’s annual emissions if it continues to operate until 2070

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

01, Jul, 2022 @7:10 AM

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US supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions
Court sides with Republican states as ruling represents landmark moment in rightwing effort to dismantle ‘regulatory state’

Oliver Milman in New York

30, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

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Fossil fuel industry faces surge in climate lawsuits
Number of climate-related lawsuits globally has doubled since 2015, with quarter filed in past two years

Isabella Kaminski

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Net zero nuance: commentary on decarbonising the grid misses the mark on batteries and nuclear | Temperature Check
One claim from the past week is based on a nuclear plant that hasn’t been built and another confuses the role of battery storage

Graham Readfearn

30, Jun, 2022 @1:16 AM

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What Australia’s power grid urgently needs for ‘once-in-a-century transformation’ away from fossil fuels
Most likely scenario to reach net zero by 2050 projects all coal-fired power plants exit by 2043, according to market operator

Peter Hannam

29, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Government policies will not get UK to net zero, warns damning report
Progress report from the Climate Change Committee suggests ministers could renege on greenhouse gas emissions commitment

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Fracking firms could share in UK fossil fuel tax breaks worth billions
Exclusive: Campaigners say funding may provide incentive to restart fracking if moratorium is lifted

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Queensland gives environmental approval to New Acland coalmine expansion
Activists horrified by decision to give green light to stage three of the New Hope Group’s controversial mine

Joe Hinchliffe

28, Jun, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Paying coal and gas plants to supply back-up energy a ‘retrograde step’, Clean Energy Council says
‘It’s the wrong policy debate at the wrong time,’ industry says of capacity mechanism

Peter Hannam

27, Jun, 2022 @10:15 PM

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National Grid will pay households to shift electricity use to avoid blackouts
Scheme encourages customers with smart meters to use less energy at peak times and reduce carbon emissions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Australia’s emissions climbed in Coalition’s final year as transport and fossil fuels wiped out gains during Covid
New data shows carbon pollution rose 0.8% in 2021 as manufacturing, agriculture and gas bounced back from pandemic lockdowns

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

27, Jun, 2022 @4:05 AM

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