Fossil fuels

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Extensive reforms needed to curb corporate power in Australian politics, human rights group says
New report from Human Rights Law Centre says fossil fuel, gambling and tobacco industries are distorting Australia’s democracy

Ben Butler

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Higher cost of fossil fuels drives wholesale power prices up despite falling market share
Aemo report shows renewable energy accounted for record share of generation as NEM emissions fell to lowest quarterly total on record

Peter Hannam

27, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Living near fracking sites raises risk of premature death for elderly, US study finds
Findings are result of first major study into link between premature death in older people and unconventional drilling

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

27, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Rocketing demand for fossil fuels could deal blow to climate goals, report says
Soaring oil and gas prices may tempt investors to plough more funds into long-term projects, warns thinktank

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

27, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Los Angeles city council votes to ban new urban oil and gas drilling in historic move
Along with banning new drilling, the ordinance will also look at how to decommission existing wells operating across the city

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles

26, Jan, 2022 @11:34 PM

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Coal-based liquid hydrogen pivotal for green energy? The experts doubt it | Graham Readfearn
The ANU’s Dr Fiona Beck says turning fossil fuels into hydrogen is always going to be dirtier than using renewables

Graham Readfearn

26, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Morrison government urged to stop using northern Australia fund for fossil fuel projects
Coalition announces extra $2bn for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and won’t rule out Beetaloo basin funding

Paul Karp

26, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Australia could send extra gas to Europe as Russia cuts supplies due to Ukraine tensions
Increased natural gas exports considered after US and UK raise concerns over Europe’s reliance on Russian LNG

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

26, Jan, 2022 @9:08 AM

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McKinsey: fundamental transformation of global economy needed for net zero
$9tn of annual investment required to avoid most catastrophic climate impacts, consultancy says

Damian Carrington Environment editor

25, Jan, 2022 @5:01 AM

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‘Just a new fossil fuel industry’: Australia to send first shipment of liquefied hydrogen to Japan
Morrison government hails engineering milestone but researchers raise concerns and say it could increase emissions

Royce Kurmelovs

21, Jan, 2022 @4:56 AM

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China’s coal production hit record levels in 2021
In blow to climate campaigners, state encourages miners to ramp up output to avert winter gas crisis

Jillian Ambrose

17, Jan, 2022 @3:21 PM

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WA’s offshore gasfields pay almost no royalties and stoke carbon emissions, report finds
Australia Institute report finds state received only $430m of its revenue from industry that generated $27bn in exports last year

Peter Hannam

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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