The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.

The falling coal price continues to take its toll, with 225 more jobs to go in New South Wales.

While both sides of politics butt heads over whether or not an emissions trading scheme is a tax, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has provided a new label.

Conservationists are celebrating an oil and gas company’s decision not to hydraulically frack a well in Western Australia's Mid West.

The Federal Government is copping criticism from within its own ranks over the much-decried decision to stop the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in large wind farms and household solar.

South Australia's nuclear royal commissioner Kevin Scarce is back from his research trip to Asia, Europe, the United States and Canada.

Industry superannuation funds are fighting against changes that threaten union control.

The head of Tasmanian energy provider TasNetworks says scrapping a discounted energy rate will not drive up household power costs.

Winton Shire Council in western Queensland has made progress on its plan to build a $3.5 million geothermal facility to use the heat from artesian water as an energy source.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is pushing for half of Australia's large-scale energy production to come from renewable sources within 15 years.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) says it has raised the global bar by supporting a 10.6 MW solar PV installation at the DeGrussa Copper Mine in Western Australia.

Brian Parker is back in his role as the NSW CFMEU boss, after stepping aside to face the royal commission into union corruption.

The Fair Work Building and Construction watchdog has launched a new case against two members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union Victorian branch, after allegations of thuggish behaviour.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has been grilled over the approval of an enormous NSW coal mine and the nature of emissions trading schemes (ETS) in interviews over the weekend.

Researchers have developed a very promising prototype of a new solar cell, which produces clean hydrogen gas fuel from liquid water.

Tasmanian firms are keen to fire up Australia’s newest form of renewable energy – native wood.

News Corp media outlets say Labor wants another carbon tax.

Proponents of the planned T4 coal loader at the Newcastle Port face their final hurdle this week, with 100 speakers addressing a Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) hearing over two days.

The International Energy Agency says global demand for oil will slow even further down next year, warning that the recent downward spiral in crude prices could continue.

The stoush in the Federal Government over the approval of a massive coal mine in New South Wales continues, and it appears no one wants to take responsibility for granting the green light.

The chairman of the Adelaide Crows AFL team will lead a $15 million investment fund to attract businesses to South Australia.

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