Developed nations around the world are aggressively pursuing the replacement of coal power, but Australia is struggling to turn its back on what it sees as an economically vital commodity In an apt metaphor for Australia’s decarbonization policies thus far, the country has announced that its largest coal port will be run on 100% renewable energy As the country continues to deal with the tensions between economics and the energy transition, its coal industry will continue to draw the ire of environmentalists Among developed nations, Australia is a black sheep. The nation still relies on coal for the majority of its energy mix, and its targets for cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions are half that of the US and the UK. The coal-rich country aims to cut emissions by just 26% from 2005 levels by 2030. “Canberra has also resisted joining the two-thirds of countries who have pledged […]