A powerful turning point as electricity use forecast to fall for the first time amid solar surge

Demand for electricity from WA households and businesses is predicted to fall for the first time, bucking long-held assumptions linking power use to an economy's size, as the extraordinary uptake of solar panels reshapes the system.

Billion-dollar Indigenous-led power station to revive struggling Queensland coal town

A proposed $2 billion Indigenous-led coal-fired power station in Collinsville in North Queensland — developed by Brisbane-based Indigenous company Shine Energy and headed by traditional Biri man Ashley Dodd — is set to revive one of the country's oldest coal towns.