It seemed that German Industry Minister had firmly put his foot down and opposed the beginnings of a coal phaseout, but perhaps not so.
Solar and wind most popular energy sources, but fossil fuels and nuclear much more popular among men that women.
The coal industry is very vocal in promoting energy poverty and pushing coal as a solution to it. But none of the main energy poverty initiatives promotes the use of coal, so the industry does not support them.
The collapse of a coal storage silo at a major power station in South Africa last Saturday has crippled the credibility of the government-owned utility Eskom. And the case for coal.
Australia has a new ambassador to direct negotiations on a climate treaty in Paris. But the words climate change have been dropped from his job title.
Reef historian Iain McCalman, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.
Black and brown coal generation has continued to grow since the carbon price was dumped, and so has demand, particularly from households.