Government's 'lack of spine' will increase prices: adviser

Backdown: Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg have ruled out an emissions intensity scheme.

The man who came up with the scheme at the centre of a humiliating backdown by Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg says its rejection shows the government lacks spine, and will be responsible for higher electricity prices and reduced energy reliability.

Santos signals possible CSG exit

Members from the People from the Plains group are among those waging lengthy court challenges against the Santos project.

Energy giant Santos has relegated its billion-dollar Narrabri gas project to a "non-core asset", stoking speculation the company plans to sell or spin off the venture.

Household solar to power up to half Australia: CSIRO

As many as one in five homes now have rooftop solar systems.

As the Coalition backs away from a pledge to consider a climate change policy that the energy industry says it needs, a new study is projecting a rapidly growing mass electricity generator for Australia in the decades ahead: the public.

Volunteers shift tonnes of plastic in Qld

Eco Barge Clean Seas volunteers have removed 153,000 kilos of plastic from beaches in the Whitsundays.

The organiser of an initiative which has cleared tonnes of plastic from in and around Queensland's Whitsunday Islands says she couldn't have done it without an army of volunteers.