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Gujarat Cancelling 4 Gigawatt Coal Power Plant As India Moves Away From Coal | CleanTechnica

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 … Continue reading

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A Reality You Can’t Dig Yourself Out Of – Adani’s Coal Mine Is A Dud – New Matilda

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 … Continue reading

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Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

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 … Continue reading

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Adani boast puts $1b coal project loan in doubt, as new footage shows Abbot Point spill damage

Conservationists renew warnings about destruction of the onshore environment and Great Barrier Reef. Source: Adani boast puts $1b coal project loan in doubt, as new footage shows Abbot Point spill damage

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So, About Those Claims The Adani Coal Mine Will Create 10,000 Jobs…

Yeah, probably not hey. Source: So, About Those Claims The Adani Coal Mine Will Create 10,000 Jobs…

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Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Harlan County switches to solar power – The Washington Post

“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.” Source: Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Harlan County … Continue reading

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Are We Going To Underwrite Adani – Since When Did We Become Socialist? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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Adani mine needs $1bn public funding to go ahead, Barnaby Joyce says | Australia news | The Guardian

Acting prime minister calls $900m concessional loan a ‘tipping point issue’ as Malcolm Turnbull meets Adani founder Source: Adani mine needs $1bn public funding to go ahead, Barnaby Joyce says | Australia news | The Guardian

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“No new Coal Plants!” – European Energy Companies

Newsy |. (Video News Clip) | / The Tree | – – “Energy companies representing almost the entire European Union … Source: “No new Coal Plants!” – European Energy Companies

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Exposing Adani’s environmental and labour abuses | The Saturday Paper

Source: Exposing Adani’s environmental and labour abuses | The Saturday Paper

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Fox Business Host Allows Industry CEO To Continue Denying The Real Reason For Coal’s Decline

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 … Continue reading

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‘Barbaric’: Adani’s giant coal mine granted unlimited water licence for 60 years

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. Source: ‘Barbaric’: Adani’s giant coal mine granted unlimited water … Continue reading

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Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

Giant German coal mine being converted into battery to store excess sun and wind power Source: Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

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The fantasy that coal has a future helps no one

Coal is a dying industry for reasons that aren’t merely environmental. Source: The fantasy that coal has a future helps no one

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Coal CEO gets real on Trump’s coal jobs promise: “He can’t bring them back” – Salon.com

Robert Murray is no friend of carbon dioxide restrictions, but he is a realist about creating more coal jobs Source: Coal CEO gets real on Trump’s coal jobs promise: “He can’t bring them back” – Salon.com

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Coal Just Won The War On Coal. But Coal Miners Are Still Screwed

“It won’t add any coal jobs, but it will set back the country as a leader on the environment,” said one expert. Source: Coal Just Won The War On Coal. But Coal Miners Are Still Screwed

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Carmichael Coal Mine- Video

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World abandoning coal in dramatic style raises hope of avoiding dangerous global warming, says report | The Independent

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 … Continue reading

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Cassidy: Energy policy has become a battle royale, but where is ‘king coal’? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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. Source: Cassidy: Energy policy has become a battle … Continue reading

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Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables, says report | Environment | The Guardian

ANZ, NAB, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac provided three times more for non-renewable than clean energy projects in 2016, says Market Forces Source: Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables, says report | Environment | The Guardian

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The dirty truth behind Turnbull’s ‘clean coal’ con – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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Adani director appointed to body overseeing mining giant’s coal port despite conflict of interest warning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Queensland Government appointed an Adani company director to chair the authority overseeing the Abbot Point coal port. Source: Adani director appointed to body overseeing mining giant’s coal port despite conflict of interest warning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Donald Trump overturns law preventing companies dumping coal mining debris in streams and rivers | The Independent

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. Source: Donald Trump overturns … Continue reading

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No, new coal is not feasible: on price, reliability or emissions | Tennant Reed | Opinion | The Guardian

The proposition that new coal plants could be an effective solution to Australia’s energy needs should be treated with scepticism Source: No, new coal is not feasible: on price, reliability or emissions | Tennant Reed | Opinion | The Guardian

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Adani companies facing multiple financial crime, corruption probes – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indian authorities investigate Adani companies for siphoning money offshore and artificially inflating power prices in India. Source: Adani companies facing multiple financial crime, corruption probes – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Aside from the culture, environment and cost, is Adani a good investment?

The Australian public is the sole investor in Adani’s coal export plans. We need to understand the true numbers. Source: Aside from the culture, environment and cost, is Adani a good investment?

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Seven reasons why lavishing a $1 billion subsidy on Adani is a truly inane idea

Michael West exposes the sheer WTFness of the Federal Government stumping up Adani’s dud coal mine with a $1 billion taxpayer subsidy. Source: Seven reasons why lavishing a $1 billion subsidy on Adani is a truly inane idea

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Coal price rally puts Adani Power under catastrophic financial pressure

Lachlan Barker investigates reports on whether Adani is proceeding with its plans for a mega-coal-mine in Queensland. Source: Coal price rally puts Adani Power under catastrophic financial pressure

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Donald Trump a working man’s hero in US coal country – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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 … Continue reading

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Turnbull government’s green shift to back renewables

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. Source: Turnbull government’s green … Continue reading

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The Big Coal Con: Car Registration In Queensland Brings In More Revenue Than Coal – New Matilda

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 … Continue reading

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Coal peddlers are far more dangerous than heroin peddlers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Coal Company Just Filed for Bankruptcy | VICE News

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. Source: The World’s Largest Coal Company Just Filed for Bankruptcy | VICE News

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Queensland Labor Has Turned Its Back On The Climate, The Reef, And The Electorate – New Matilda

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 … Continue reading

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Peabody Energy, world’s largest private coalminer, may file for bankruptcy | Business | The Guardian

Company says there’s ‘substantial doubt’ it will go on after delaying $70m payment amid slowing global economy and tougher environmental standards Source: Peabody Energy, world’s largest private coalminer, may file for bankruptcy | Business | The Guardian

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New Acland coal mine: The land that rehabilitation forgot

Coal miner New Hope is in court again, attempting to explain why the State Government should let them destroy another huge chunk of Queensland. Source: New Acland coal mine: The land that rehabilitation forgot

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Australian coalmines are one of riskiest investments in the world – report | Environment | The Guardian

Oxford University research also finds Australian, Chinese and US coal-fired power stations are the most vulnerable to environmental dangers Source: Australian coalmines are one of riskiest investments in the world – report | Environment | The Guardian

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Adani’s failure to disclose Jeyakumar Janakaraj’s history with African pollution disaster a ‘mistake’: Environment Department – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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. Source: Adani’s failure to disclose Jeyakumar Janakaraj’s history with African pollution … Continue reading

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Brown coal is the Datsun Sunny of electricity. It’s time to upgrade or be overtaken | Richard di Natale | Opinion | The Guardian

Businesses around the world are investing in low carbon technology. Political leaders can either seize the opportunity or get left behind Source: Brown coal is the Datsun Sunny of electricity. It’s time to upgrade or be overtaken | Richard di … Continue reading

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China Clamps Down on Coal – Truthdig

Source: China Clamps Down on Coal – Truthdig

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There’s no precedent for stopping the Carmichael coal mine — but we should

In light of the Paris Agreement, Queensland University Law Lecturer Justine Bell discusses our legal power – and moral obligation – to stop the Carmichael coal mine. Source: There’s no precedent for stopping the Carmichael coal mine — but we … Continue reading

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Is Australia the last country standing in defence of coal? | Bill McKibben | Comment is free | The Guardian

The OECD wants to phase out export credit agencies providing money for coal projects. Australia, almost alone, might stand in its way Source: Is Australia the last country standing in defence of coal? | Bill McKibben | Comment is free … Continue reading

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Carmichael coal mine: we want to stop it in its tracks

The Adani coal project is wrong on economic and environmental grounds. Source: Carmichael coal mine: we want to stop it in its tracks

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Scientist hits back at fact fudging by pro-coal climate skeptics, Lord Matt Ridley and Rupert Murdoch

Scientist arcs up at fact-fudging by climate skeptics Lord Matt Ridley and Rupert Murdoch. Wouldn’t have anything to do with their financial interests in fossil fuels? Graham Readfearn investigates. Source: Scientist hits back at fact fudging by pro-coal climate skeptics, … Continue reading

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These Charts Show the Hidden Costs of Dirty Energy | Mother Jones

Adding up the price in money—and lives. Source: These Charts Show the Hidden Costs of Dirty Energy | Mother Jones

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Josh Frydenberg’s arguments in favour of Adani mine are farcical

The argument that burning coal exported by the Adani mine project will deliver health benefits to the world’s poor is plain rubbish. Source: Josh Frydenberg’s arguments in favour of Adani mine are farcical

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OOPS THEY DID IT AGAIN: The Turnbull Government just approved Australia’s LARGEST coal mine for the second time, after their initial approval was deemed to be illegal. They just don’t get global warming. The coal from Adani’s Carmichael mine would … Continue reading

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China mulls new coal curbs that would limit emissions but dent commodity demand

China is considering aggressive new curbs on coal consumption as it accelerates efforts to transform its economy and tackle climate change. Source: China mulls new coal curbs that would limit emissions but dent commodity demand

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Four Lies In 14 Minutes: Josh Frydenberg And His Andrew Bolt Report Porkies | newmatilda.com

  Appropriately dubbed the “new Mr Coal” by an excited Andrew Bolt on his weekly Channel Ten slot yesterday, the new Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg averaged a lie every 3.5 minutes as he raked over … Continue reading

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Will the UK phase out coal in a decade? | Environment | The Guardian

Despite government rhetoric that coal must go, experts say without policy changes this most carbon intensive fossil fuel is set to stay beyond 2030 Source: Will the UK phase out coal in a decade? | Environment | The Guardian

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