The controversial McArthur River Mine operation is once again in the spotlight after former workers say they regularly witnessed barges spill lead-zinc concentrate into the sea while transferring it to export ships in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
A NSW Government department has raised grave fears about plans for a new coal mine south of Sydney, predicting groundwater impacts that are unparalleled in the state.
The cost of rehabilitating the mine on the doorstep of the World-Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park will be almost $300 million higher than previous estimates, Energy Resources of Australia concedes.
The mining magnate has not returned calls for payment as another contingent of workers embark on pay dispute resolution.
The Australian Conservation Foundation launches a legal challenge to a decision to bypass environmental impact assessment of Adani's licence to use up to 12.5 billion litres of water a year for its central Queensland coal mine project.
It's not the mega-mine promised, or feared — but, if we can believe Adani's assurances, it's nonetheless a game changer that will open a vast new coal-mining region, writes Stephen Long.
The headline fall in capex spending by Australian business was unexpected, but there were some promising signs for next year in investment intentions.
Indian energy giant Adani announces its Carmichael mine and rail project in central Queensland will go ahead — and will be 100 per cent self-financed.
Electricity prices have been at the centre of the "climate wars" over the past decade, but we're really only just getting to the sharp end of the energy transition where workers lose jobs, write Franziska Mey and Chris Briggs.