Good morning, early birds. The Coalition will parachute former Labor national president Warren Mundine in as the Liberal candidate for the marginal seat of Gilmore, and Alinta Energy is the latest company to bid for massive government-supported coal projects. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Malcolm Turnbull says he has lots of solar panels. But the Coalition's hatred of renewable energy isn't so much about personal views as about the cash.
The claim that coal is crucial to rescuing hundreds of millions of people in developing countries from poverty is now a key argument of the coal industry. It's a lie.
The rise of cleaner energy sources adds a structural element to the ongoing downturn in demand for coal.
Coal companies are going bankrupt across the US. And other business tidbits of the day.
Voters don't believe Tony Abbott will be around the lead the Coalition at the next election, today's Essential Report suggests, as the government ends the year trailing Labor.
Indian company Adani is the last man standing in the Galilee Basin -- and it looks like approval for a giant mine there is all but assured.
China's push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.
Jewish links to parliament ... Will and Kate, is it OK to take pics of Uluru? ... unique O'Farrell protest ...
After successfully lobbying to overturn the conditions of its foreign investment approval, Chinese coal major Yanzhou has abandoned its takeover of Yancoal, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.