Tag: Adani

Adani spent a year trying to hide this information on its reef spill – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Road sign stating private access to Abbot Point terminal.

The ABC can now reveal the content of those documents, including a section Adani has fought for the past year to keep secret.

That section suggests that later on March 27, while Adani was applying for a last-minute extension to its temporary pollution licence, it appeared to know the water it was likely to dump would be so polluted it would breach the licence.

via Adani spent a year trying to hide this information on its reef spill – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Shifting sands in the Galilee Basin – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wondering what’s happening with Adani?

Well there have been a few developments of late.

Adani’s original plan was to use the coal from the Carmichael mine in its own generators at the Mundra power plant in Gujarat, India. Except Adani Power Mundra is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Faced with mounting operational losses, they have already started scaling down generation from the Mundra plant. The average plant load factor in the January-March 2018 quarter dropped to 37%, from 73% a year ago.

Currently Adani Power has debts of about $US7.4bn, having lost $US927m last year and $US317m this year. They tried to give the government a 51% stake in the Mundra plant for a token amount of Re 1 but they weren’t interested.

via Shifting sands in the Galilee Basin – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Engineering Firm’s Withdrawal From Adani Coal Project Should Be ‘Final Nail In The Coffin’, Says Greenpeace – New Matilda

Yesterday, AECOM, an international corporation with assets worth almost $6 billion, confirmed it had “demobilised” from Adani Group’s project, joining a growing list of partners and investors who have walked away from the venture.

via Engineering Firm’s Withdrawal From Adani Coal Project Should Be ‘Final Nail In The Coffin’, Says Greenpeace – New Matilda

Adani asked Coalition to help secure funding from China, FoI shows | Environment | The Guardian

An anti-Adani protest

Exclusive: Despite official denials, emails reveal discussions about the Indian company’s requests before ministers wrote to a Chinese agency vouching for the $16bn project

via Adani asked Coalition to help secure funding from China, FoI shows | Environment | The Guardian

Gina Rinehart and the Galilee | The Saturday Paper

But on Friday, Palaszczuk confirmed she would not object to Aurizon’s alternative railway line proposal, even though it is designed to serve Adani’s Carmichael mine as well.

Once developed, the three GVK Hancock holdings alone are expected to produce 90 million tonnes of coal a year for export.

Another major holder is Waratah Coal, which is owned by Queensland magnate and former federal MP Clive Palmer.

But none of the coal deposits can be developed without a means of transporting their product to the coast for export. So a railway line is crucial.

via Gina Rinehart and the Galilee | The Saturday Paper

 

Adani: DFAT facing questions over possible secret requests for foreign cash to fund controversial mine – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“It is not the role of the Australian Government or its diplomatic missions to be involved as finance brokers for a very controversial project like this,” he said.”There needs to be an open and transparent process.”

Remember Kemlani and what happened to Whitlam (Old Dog) Loans affair – Wikipedia

Source: Adani: DFAT facing questions over possible secret requests for foreign cash to fund controversial mine – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Adani Australia: Investigation uncovers tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An investigation by the ABC’s Four Corners program uncovers previously unknown tax haven ties for Adani Group’s Australian operations.

Source: Adani Australia: Investigation uncovers tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Adani Carmichael coal mine: Former Indian minister sounds alarm on Adani’s track record, mega-mine’s viability – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

India’s former environment minister says the Adani Group’s track record in India leaves a lot to be desired.

Source: Adani Carmichael coal mine: Former Indian minister sounds alarm on Adani’s track record, mega-mine’s viability – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan | World news | The Guardian

Exclusive: Allegations by Indian customs of huge sums being siphoned off to tax havens from projects are contained in legal documents but denied by company

Source: Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan | World news | The Guardian

Post-Coal Theming and Preventative Unemployment – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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.

Source: Post-Coal Theming and Preventative Unemployment – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 project would bring little benefit to Australia, writes Ian McAuley. Dear reader, I’m asking youMore

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

Alan Jones: Coalition deserves a smashing at the election because they need to learn

Alan Jones, one of the Coalition’s highest-profile media backers, says the Turnbull government is failing to learn from its mistakes and could benefit from an electoral thrashing.

Source: Alan Jones: Coalition deserves a smashing at the election because they need to learn

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)

Old King Coal And Adani! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I almost bought The Australian today, but I stopped myself and figured that I could either look it up on-line and if that failed, simply go back to the supermarket where I saw the headline about anti-coal activists driving India away and take a photo of the article with my phone. I mean, it was…

Source: Old King Coal And Adani! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 disaster a ‘mistake’: Environment Department – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Coal,

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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 be equivalent to almost one quarter of Australia’s total greenhouse pollution – a climate disaster! This mega mine would also destroy 20,000 ha of native bushland, use 12 billion litres of Queensland’s precious groundwater per year and threaten the endangered black-throated finch with extinction. No vision, no heart, definitely no science. SHARE if you want a rapid transition to clean energy, not more coal mines.

Coal Australia,

Moments ago, Greg Hunt and Adani conceded defeat as the Federal Court overturned the approval for the Carmichael coal mine in a victory funded by thousands in the GetUp community.

It leaves Adani without an approval for the biggest coal mine in Australia, no approval for dredging in Great Barrier Reef waters, and no investors in sight.

Thank you to everyone who chipped in. And thank you to the incredible Mackay Conservation Group who ran the case.

We’ve just won a huge battle, but the war’s not over yet. The law states Minister Hunt must now reconsider the mine, and either grant a new approval or reject it forever. Can you spread the incredible news and tell Greg Hunt MP to reject the mine forever?

Moments ago, Greg Hunt and Adani conceded defeat as the Federal Court

It leaves Adani without an approval for the biggest coal mine in Australia, no approval for dredging in Great Barrier Reef waters, and no investors in sight.

Thank you to everyone who chipped in. And thank you to the incredible Mackay Conservation Group who ran the case.

We’ve just won a huge battle, but the war’s not over yet. The law states Minister Hunt must now reconsider the mine, and either grant a new approval or reject it forever. Can you spread the incredible news and tell