The Queensland Government is raiding its own businesses to gather $1 billion in extra revenue, but reports say the gains will be swallowed up by a bulging public sector wage bill.

The head of a major European coal lobby says the industry will be “hated and vilified” like “slave-traders” after the Paris climate deal.

The ACCC says petrol margins are at their highest on record, letting retailers harvest the benefits from falling oil prices.

The ocean off Western Australia will become an even bigger hive of mining activity next year.

Australian energy firms Natural Solar and Origin will be the first to install Tesla Energy’s Powerwall in the local market.

The Federal Government signed an international climate change deal in Paris on Saturday night, which seeks to limit the future increase in global temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

Researchers have unveiled a pair of high-tech socks that turn urine into power.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) a mandate that allows it to invest in wind projects.

A new round of inquiry has slammed various aspects of Victoria’s Hazelwood mine, which caught fire and burned for 45 days last year.

A parliamentary inquiry in Victoria has recommended that the state’s ban on coal seam gas (CSG) extraction should continue, but cannot decide how long it should last.

Beijing has issued its first-ever red alert for pollution, with a new blanket of choking smog about to descend on the city.

Researchers in the US have discovered a new material for making biofuel, which had previously been discarded as part of the process.

German engineers are about to take the next step toward what could be the future of energy systems.

The Federal Government has put up almost $1.1 billion to promote business-based research, development and innovation over the next four years.

The biggest move in the wake of the royal commission into trade unions has come in the form of charges against CFMEU leader John Setka.

Reports say up to 32 people are dead after one of the worst offshore oil disasters in history.

WA’s Carnarvon Shire is setting up two new battery storage systems that it hopes will boost the area's renewable energy use and help the local economy.

There are more hearings on this week in South Australia’s nuclear fuel cycle royal commission.

Former industry minister Ian Macfarlane has defected from the Liberal Party to join the Nationals.

This year’s Bioenergy Australia conference in Tasmania has been used to call for state and federal government help to improve the industry.

Reports this week suggest the Queensland Government has been planning to strip native title off traditional landowners to make way for the Carmichael coal mine.

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