The CSIRO needs to ensure its research into the coal seam gas remains independent of industry.
Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
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A controversial coal mine in Sydney's catchment area is seeking to expand despite "very significant" impacts.
A "fair share" of the country's allowable carbon emissions will soon be burnt through, a think tank says.
Adani's Carmichael coal mine has cleared another legal hurdle after the Federal Court threw out a challenge against the project.
With the clock ticking down on the controversial Ranger mine, government oversight is being cut.
If the planet started warming earlier than we thought and we are closer to warning levels, scientists find.
US-based AMCI has proposed a mine that would encroach within about 900 metres of Forbesdale and a couple of kilometres of Gloucester.
Shifting to a low-carbon energy future while maintaining competition and reliability will be a challenge for the new minister.
The big three electricity retailers are charging as much as triple the rate for power in deregulated markets compared with the ACT, a report finds