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A sustainable future is possible if politics gets out of the way| Even from the mouths of conservatives like Harold

We can create a modern national energy system if we let informed regulators and the Chief Scientist Alan Finkel do their work unhindered. Source: A sustainable future is possible if politics gets out of the way

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Sorry, Trump, China’s cut-back on Coal Dooms Industry

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Donald Trump has said many foolish things, but his pledge to … Source: Sorry, Trump, China’s cut-back on Coal Dooms Industry

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India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds | The Huffington Post

Poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million people to die prematurely in India each year, the study says. Source: India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds | The Huffington Post

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Why can’t the government understand there’s no such thing as clean coal?

Some new form of madness must surely have taken hold when we’re being asked to ponder whether or not the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should fund ‘clean coal’, or cleaner coal, power stations. Source: Why can’t the government understand there’s … Continue reading

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The Adani Files

The proven track record of Adani in environmental destruction, human rights abuses, corruption and illegal dealings should sound a stern warning for any government looking to do business with Adani. Source: The Adani Files

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Neither Trump nor Turnbull can turn back the tide on renewables | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

The argument for renewable energy is now a purely economic one – and the move away from coal will only pick up speed Source: Neither Trump nor Turnbull can turn back the tide on renewables | Guardian Sustainable Business | … Continue reading

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Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report | Environment | The Guardian

Coal-fired power plants should be closed in orderly fashion to ensure energy supply is not disrupted Source: Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report | Environment | The Guardian

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France To Shut Down All Its Coal Power Plants By 2023 | IFLScience

The tone at the UN’s annual climate change meeting – taking place this year in Marrakech in Morocco – appears to be one of defiance, both at Trump’s electi Source: France To Shut Down All Its Coal Power Plants By … Continue reading

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Developer of $20 million Australian-first solar thermal pilot plant predicts sunny future under Turnbull – Localisation Information – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An Australian company says its new solar thermal technology could produce power more cheaply than coal Source: Developer of $20 million Australian-first solar thermal pilot plant predicts sunny future under Turnbull – Localisation Information – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Back to basics on coal’s role in climate change

We need to talk about coal. Not emission reduction strategies, the advantages of hyper-supercritical coal-fired power stations or the architecture of global climate agreements. Coal. Source: Back to basics on coal’s role in climate change

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America’s poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs | US news | The Guardian

In the first of a series of dispatches from the US’s poorest communities, we visit Beattyville, Kentucky, blighted by a lack of jobs and addiction to ‘hillbilly heroin’ Source: America’s poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs | … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fact Check: Will India stop importing coal? Is ice more addictve than other drugs? Are restaurants closing because of Sunday penalty rates?

FactCheck Q&A: Will India no longer buy Australian coal? FactCheck: is ice more dangerous and addictive than any other illegal drug? FactCheck Q&A: are a lot of cafes and restaurants closing because of Sunday penalty rates?

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Standard Chartered backs off Adani coal mining project

  Standard Chartered backs off Adani coal mining project.

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The Abbott Government, gets the thumbs up for its untiring efforts promoting coal and attempting to kill the renewables industry.

Bravo Australia! Abbott Government gets big tick from U.S. climate change deniers

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Stringent Conditions Will Minimise Risk Of Unsightly Wind Turbines At New Open Cut Mine, Greg Hunt Says

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has reassured farmers in the Liverpool Plains region that the strictest conditions have been put in place to ensure ugly, noisy wind turbines do not blemish the new 35km2 open cut coal mine planned for the … Continue reading

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Can Australians Give Up Coal? | The Nation

Can Australians Give Up Coal? | The Nation.

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10 things we learned about Abbott’s contempt for climate

10 things we learned about Abbott’s contempt for climate.

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Why The Fate Of The World’s Climate Is Largely In Australia’s Hands | newmatilda.com

Why The Fate Of The World’s Climate Is Largely In Australia’s Hands | newmatilda.com.

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Stop Adani destroying our land and our culture | CommunityRun

Stop Adani destroying our land and our culture | CommunityRun.

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G20 leaders slap down embarrassing Abbott and the COALition

The G20 delivered a stinging riposte to the Abbott Government, which is now seen around the world as little more than an arm of the fossil fuel industry. Lachlan Barker reports. MUCH HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN about the gut-wrenching embarrassment that … Continue reading

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Will Abbott and Newman show us their coal portfolios? Will they hold their investments until 2020?

Standing up for coal – Abbott and Newman give investment advice November 16, 2014 Written by: Kaye Lee Tony Abbott has told a G20 leaders’ discussion on energy he was “standing up for coal” as the Queensland government prepares to … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGED:::: Coal down down prices are down!!

Responsible between them for 42 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, the United States and China on Tuesday announced a major deal, which John Quiggin calls the century’s most significant: the US will double the rate at which … Continue reading

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China and US agree on ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-12/we-need-to-be-in-step-with-china-and-us-reduction/5886998 China and the United States have agreed on a set of ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets, with Beijing setting a goal for its emissions to peak “around 2030”. It is the first time China, the world’s biggest polluter, has … Continue reading

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Coal is good for humanity — or fossil fuel insanity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4dEuyJJcv5M Australia Institute data challenges claims coal industry drives economic growth, is a key element of alleviating worldwide ‘energy poverty’ and improves quality of life. Kieran Cooke from the Climate News Network reports. THE COAL INDUSTRY has many friends in … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Coal and Coal-ition

An Australian company which invented a renewable energy electricity generator says it was forced to move its operation to Germany because of a lack of opportunities in Australia. Germany embracing renewable energy Power production from renewables has tripled in Germany … Continue reading

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ANU stands firm against furious anti-divestment attacks: Just good business. A Hockey and Abbott divestment is good politics

Despite the angry bluster from Abbott, Hockey and the mining industry, the ANU’s decision to divest from fossil fuels is not only ethical, but make makes sound economic sense. Lachlan Barker reports. John Hewson and Malcolm Fraser blast Liberals over … Continue reading

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    Professor John Mathews and Hao Tan pointed out in their research “latest target is that renewables will have a capacity of 550 gigawatts — over half a trillion watts — by the year 2017. We calculate that this … Continue reading

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It tells all Abbott stands next to the son of god not just any old prophet. The message is hell in handbag full of new laws

Beware people, the word terrorist can be (and is being, read below for an extract of the parliamentary speech made by this right wing nut job) broadly applied to those who oppose the Abbott government. I wonder which Coalition MP … Continue reading

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