Stories by Amy Harder

Coal trumped climate action in Australia's election

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Australian voters turned against center-left opponents pushing aggressive strategies to combat climate change when they re-elected Australia's conservative government in the country's national elections on Saturday, WSJ reports.

Our thought bubble: The elections indicate that Australia will continue to closely resemble the Trump administration's positioning on climate change.

Seeking balance, OPEC mulls production hike

The one-day OPEC+ group meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images

Modest production hikes are on the table for June's OPEC meeting following a gathering this past weekend in Saudi Arabia of the Middle Eastern-led oil group and other producing countries.

Driving the news: "Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters at the event that he was recommending 'gently' driving oil inventories down. But he added that OPEC would not make hasty decisions about output ahead of the June meeting," CNBC reported.

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The big corporate shift on climate change

Illustration of an oil barrel with a flower made of cash growing out of it.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Corporate America is calling on Congress to pass big climate policy in the most aggressive and united way since 2009.

Driving the news: Companies across virtually all sectors of the economy, including big oil producers, are beginning to lobby Washington, D.C., to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.