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Labor Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

What do Labor’s denialists know that the world’s biggest energy companies don’t?

As Labor lays itself bare over coal, the industry itself is dying before our eyes and the biggest companies want out before they're left with the bill.

Oil-loving International Energy Agency hears the music on renewables. Will Australia follow?

Renewable energy is on track to become the largest source of power worldwide in just a couple of years. So says the long-term sceptic of renewables, the International Energy Agency.

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)

Japan’s net zero carbon by 2050 pledge is nothing compared with its 2030 cuts

In 10 years Japan will cut coal's 33% share of its energy production to 26%. That's one seriously big crisis for Australian coal exporters.

Well that checks out

Good morning, early birds. Police, cleaners, and medical staff working at Melbourne’s "hot" COVID-19 hotels reportedly contracted the virus after the original quarantine scheme was shut down, and Scott Morrison will offer visa extensions and financial incentives to encourage people to pick fruit. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Coal is in crisis regardless of what Labor does

Climate denialists on both sides of politics can rail all they like, but thermal coal is increasingly unviable and miners want out.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (AP/Sipa USA)

Don’t say a c-word: what was missing from Morrison’s latest chat with Modi

Australia has a perfect relationship with India... as long as coal and human rights abuses are left entirely off the agenda.

Liberal National Party Senator Matt Canavan

The real reason why everyone thinks Queensland coal miners totally rock

While politicians claim they want to support coal miners, the real appeal of coal lies in the tens of billions of dollars in exports it earns every year — and the wealthy interests it funds.

No more excuses: we must stop fossil fuel development now

There's no other way to get the climate system under control.

A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

Good morning, early birds. Coronavirus-related discrimination has reached new highs (or lows, really) on both sides of the country, and in the past four years, fossil-fuel companies have increased their political donations two-fold. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Majura Solar Farm outside Canberra (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

You want to decarbonise the economy, but are you prepared to pay for it?

One of the biggest risks to decarbonisation is economic. How do we create public acceptance of the cost?

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