Energy

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Weatherwatch: does nuclear power really keep the lights on?
With nuclear fading away, Britain must learn how to carefully manage renewable energy

Paul Brown

15, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘They seem to have gone coal mad’: major parties sing as one, but Upper Hunter voters are not so sure
Hotly contested NSW byelection comes amid growing doubts about the economic viability of the industry and the future of the region

Michael McGowan Photography: Isabella Moore

14, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Last hope over climate crisis requires end to coal, says Alok Sharma
President-designate of Cop26 talks says tackling the fossil fuel is ‘a personal priority’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Solar pushback: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green
In states such as Kansas, energy companies are seeking to impose financial charges on people who install rooftop solar arrays

Haines Eason for the New Territory and Emily Holden for Floodlight

13, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Biden administration approves first major US offshore windfarm
The 84-turbine site off Massachusetts will be capable of generating power for 400,000 homes and businesses

Jillian Ambrose and Oliver Milman

11, May, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year
New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in rate of new capacity

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

11, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans
Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to push against Biden’s new restrictions on oil and gas companies

Sara Sneath in Baton Rouge

09, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Wyoming stands up for coal with threat to sue states that refuse to buy it
Republican governor says measure sends message that Wyoming is ‘prepared to bring litigation to protect her interests’

Oliver Milman

07, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff | Damian Carrington
Unless actions by governments and corporations cut emissions here and now, a dose of scepticism is in order, says Guardian environment editor Damian Carrington

Damian Carrington

06, May, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Coalition vetoes funding for wind and battery farm in northern Queensland
Keith Pitt says loan of up to $280m for a Kaban green energy hub near Cairns would be ‘inconsistent with the objectives and policies of the commonwealth’

Adam Morton Environment editor

06, May, 2021 @2:12 AM

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Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record
Wind turbines generated 48.5% of electricity grid in England, Scotland and Wales on Monday

Jillian Ambrose

04, May, 2021 @12:50 PM

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Energy Australia confirms new gas plant in Illawarra after Morrison government threatened to intervene
Confirmation comes as questions raised over controversial Snowy Hydro project in Hunter Valley

Katharine Murphy Political editor

04, May, 2021 @3:30 AM

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