As China's push for cleaner energy boosts demand for high-grade coal, Chinese energy companies are looking to purchase mining assets in Australia and Mozambique but are waiting for further price decreases, Reuters reports.
Climate Action Tracker, a joint analysis by three climate research groups, projected that Australia and Japan's moves to scale back efforts to combat climate change have put global temperatures on a path to increase 3.7 degrees Celsius by 2100, The Hill reports.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The government staunchly rejected arguments that climate change is causing the wildfires ravaging parts of eastern Australia following a record hot start to the spring season.
SYDNEY (AP) — The ruling Labor Party's probable collapse in Australia's next election is largely the consequence of its qualified success in the last one three years ago. To form the coalition she needed to stay in power, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard reneged on a promise and agreed to place a carbon tax on major polluters.
MACKAY, Australia (AP) — The Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many business owners as China's cooling growth reverberates through a country accustomed to winning from the rise of an Asian economic giant.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's conservative opposition party is casting the looming election as a referendum over a contentious carbon tax, pledging on Monday that scrapping the tax would be its first priority if it regains power.
Australian natural gas projects are losing appeal amid continued North American output of shale gas, a development that could cost the nation $100 billion in new investment, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The inclusion of the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement in a bipartisan budget deal won praise from oil industry groups and puts Congress on track to ratify the treaty before Jan. 17, FuelFix reports.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the Environmental Protection Agency's rule allowing approval of certain heavy-duty truck engines that didn't meet 2001 emission standards, E&E reports.
University of Toronto chemists have discovered perfluorotributylamine, a made-made chemical that can exist as a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and can linger in the atmosphere for 500 years, the Toronto Star reports.
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., urged the Supreme Court to reject a lower court's ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and reinstate the measure, National Journal reports.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., introduced a bill to block EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy from traveling abroad without holding public meetings in coal-reliant states on the agency's carbon emission rules, The Hill reports.
University of California-Berkeley physicist and climate scientist Richard Muller urged environmentalist to embrace shale gas development as a means to reduce carbon and particulate matter emissions, E&E reports.