Climate policy can’t get any dumber than when PM Malcolm Turnbull is implementing the very energy policies he once described as “bullshit”.
The Anti-Adani protest has generated divisive anti-worker rhetoric. Preventative unemployment should be a key focus towards a post-coal world. This article discusses the importance of themes in the narrative towards a post-coal world and explores the approach to preventative unemployment policy.
“At one time there must’ve been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I’ll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you’d ever seen.”But you wouldn’t give a billion dollars to that company. You wouldn’t invest your future in a company making a product from the age of the horse-and-cart in a modern world.
Office of the chief economist projects market will grow by 8.7% by 2022, but Institute for Energy Economics says this is based on out of date analysis
At least eight miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and five more are missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the national mining agency said on Saturday.
A MAJOR NEW SURVEY has pointed to the inevitable decline in coal generation, as the ongoing plunge in wind and solar costs make those technologies significantly cheaper than even refurbished coal-fired generators.
Last month India cancelled coal projects in the pipeline equal to around 13.7GW of electricity capacity. It is also preparing to close 37 coalmines.Should the cost of renewables such as solar, which fell below the price of coal this year, continue to decline, the Indian economy has the potential to be coal-free by 2050, according to a recent report from the Delhi-based Energy and Resources Institute
Trump’s rebuff of global climate action is right out of the coal club’s playbook – dismiss the science, complain that other countries will get a better deal, build fear around jobs, prices and industry to resist change.
$1.32 billion / 24.4 jobs = $54,098,361 per job By Michael Griffin Concerns about the environmental costs and damage to the nationally and globally significant Great Barrier Reef by the Adani Group’s Carmichael mine in Queensland, the world’s biggest coal mine, have been expressed. Yet the now discredited claims regarding the economic benefits that the…
The government of Indian state Gujarat has cancelled a proposed 4 gigawatt coal power ultra-mega power project due to existing surplus generation capacity and a desire to transition from fossil fuel–based energy sources to renewable power.Reports from India’s Business Standard earlier this month reported that the government of Gujarat, under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has
In a world where coal has no future, the proposed Adani mine should not be given serious consideration. Even if climate change were not a pressing problem, and even if thermal coal prices were to rise and stay high, the project would bring little benefit to Australia, writes Ian McAuley. Dear reader, I’m asking youMore
Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farmThe company says the farm will give jobs to displaced coal miners.A dump truck moves dirt and rock from a mountaintop removal coal mine in Kentucky. CREDIT: AP Photo/Roger AlfordA Kentucky coal company announced Tuesday that it is planning to build a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine and that the project would bring both jobs and energy to the ar
Conservationists renew warnings about destruction of the onshore environment and Great Barrier Reef.
Yeah, probably not hey.
“It is a little ironic,” said a museum spokesman. “But you know, coal and solar and all the different energy sources work hand-in-hand. And, of course, coal is still king around here.”
Ok, I was going to write about Trump’s attack on Syria and my confusion that some of the same people who were worried that Trump would react emotionally and attack another country are now applauding his actions because he reacted emotionally to the footage of the gas attack. And then I realised that I’d have…
Acting prime minister calls $900m concessional loan a ‘tipping point issue’ as Malcolm Turnbull meets Adani founder
Fox Business host Stuart Varney allowed a coal mining company CEO who previously said President Donald Trump couldn’t bring back coal jobs to walk back those comments, while Varney himself pushed the myth that environmental protections are to blame for the loss of jobs in the coal industry.A March 27 article in The Guardian reported that
The proposed Adani coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater in a move farmers fear will allow it to drain huge amounts of water from the Great Artesian Basin.
As Donald Trump pledges to put coal miners back to work in the United States, the rest of the world appears to have suddenly started moving in the opposite direction, abandoning the dirtiest of fossil fuels after 10 years of expansion, according to a new analysis. Boom and Bust 2017, compiled by US environmental group the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and research group CoalSwarm, reported a 62 per cent fall in the number of new coal-fired power stations being built worldwide in 2016 and a 48 per cent drop in “pre-construction activity”.
Politicians at the state and federal level — seemingly from nowhere — came up with nation-building energy solutions this week as they sought to out-do each other, says Insiders host Barrie Cassidy.
You have to hand it to Clive Palmer. Whatever money he invested to get himself elected to parliament with sufficient power to abolish the carbon and mining taxes was well worth it for him personally. And now it seems that Clive is trying to take advantage of the government’s direction to the CEFC to fund…
The Queensland Government appointed an Adani company director to chair the authority overseeing the Abbot Point coal port.
President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Trump called the stream protection regulation a “job-killing rule” before he signed a measure to overturn it.
The proposition that new coal plants could be an effective solution to Australia’s energy needs should be treated with scepticism
Indian authorities investigate Adani companies for siphoning money offshore and artificially inflating power prices in India.
The Australian public is the sole investor in Adani’s coal export plans. We need to understand the true numbers.
Michael West exposes the sheer WTFness of the Federal Government stumping up Adani’s dud coal mine with a $1 billion taxpayer subsidy.
Lachlan Barker investigates reports on whether Adani is proceeding with its plans for a mega-coal-mine in Queensland.
In the early 1920s, the largest labour uprising in US history took place in Logan County, in West Virginia’s rich coal country. Today, as the region struggles to cope with the industry’s downturn, Donald Trump is at the centre of a new rebellion.
Malcolm Turnbull’s new Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has signalled a declining role for coal in Australia’s energy mix in the future, in a marked change from the aggressively pro-coal stance of the Abbott government.
There’s big money in coal, right? Well, for Queensland taxpayers there’s bigger money in car registrations, writes Rod Campbell from The Australia Institute. Despite the arrival of online political gambling, you still can’t place a bet on the most exciting thing in Queensland politics and economics. Forget Labor vs LNP, Greens vs Pauline Hanson orMore
By James Moylan The science is settled regarding the relationship of atmospheric C02 and average atmospheric temperature. Ice cores demonstrate a sturdy correlation that stretches way back for many hundreds of thousands of years. We know that there is a lag in the effect because that is apparent from the data. It seems our oceans…
US coal company Peabody Energy reports more than $10 billion in debt, making it the third, major US coal producer to seek protection from creditors since 2014.
ANALYSIS: The Queensland government has all but approved the largest coal mine in Australia’s history. They’re treating voters with contempt when they ask them to believe this could possibly be ‘sustainable’, writes Thom Mitchell. With plans to extract 60 million tonnes of coal each year for sixty years, and a footprint 10 times the size of theMore
Company says there’s ‘substantial doubt’ it will go on after delaying $70m payment amid slowing global economy and tougher environmental standards
Coal miner New Hope is in court again, attempting to explain why the State Government should let them destroy another huge chunk of Queensland.
Oxford University research also finds Australian, Chinese and US coal-fired power stations are the most vulnerable to environmental dangers
The Federal Environment Department says Adani likely made a mistake when it failed to disclose that its Australian CEO ran a mining company that pleaded guilty to environmental harm.
Businesses around the world are investing in low carbon technology. Political leaders can either seize the opportunity or get left behind