A letter from a farmer to the NSW Department of Primary Industries shows the incredible strain imposed on people who live on the land.

A Senate inquiry has been told around 1,000 wind turbines will need to be built to meet the new Renewable Energy Target figure of 33,000 gigawatt hours.

The Industry Minister has unveiled 29 new offshore areas for oil exploration at an energy industry conference.

Oil giant Chevron has been accused of running an aggressive tax avoidance scheme, depriving local coffers of millions of dollars.

One of Australia’s biggest energy industry lobbies say the nation has become a world leader in solar power installation.

An Australian expert says the Ebola epidemic has thrown the spotlight on the shortage of health care workers in Africa, with many countries facing major challenges to rebuild.

There was much rejoicing at the site of Australia’s newest gas export terminal on the weekend, with politicians plugging the local role in the global energy game.

Reports are in from a trial of a solar power generating road in Europe, and it appears ot have gone quite well.

A remote shire in Western Australia has been caught off guard by rumours that it could host a nuclear waste dump.

Cyborg carp have been released into the Murrumbidgee River near Bredbo, south of Canberra.

A surfing event in Rio has started despite concerns of sewage and other pollution in the water.

The new Federal Budget takes money from the Green Army to boost Great Barrier Reef spending.

Research money has been re-jigged in the latest federal budget.

UPDATE 18/05: The Abbott government has ditched plans for two-yearly reviews, in a move that should see changes to the RET passed by parliament within weeks.

An Australian researcher says the idea of the household pet could undergo a big tech upgrade.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a review of water charge rules in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Rio Tinto’s new coal boss has given a fairly gloomy outlook on the future of his new portfolio.

Financial evidence in a Queensland court suggests the proposed Carmichael coalmine in the Galilee Basin would operate at a loss and not bring the public money it promises.

While solar panels gain popularity – and increase in efficiency – around the world, experts say some alternative design could help us gain more free power from the Sun.

Technological advances have transformed climate change politics, according to UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.

Bipartisan support on the level of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has finally been reached, swapping a mandated 8,000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy for certainty in the industry.

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