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Category: Coal

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No Minister, Australia doesn’t need last century’s expensive, outdated energy

No Minister, Australia doesn’t need last century’s expensive, outdated energy

Resources Minister’s suggestion Australia could meet its climate targets by replacing ageing power stations with emerging ‘low emission’ coal-fired technology is an unrealistic fantasy.

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No new coal fired power plants for India

No new coal fired power plants for India

India’s new draft National Electricity Plan concludes India does not require any new coal-fired power stations and its energy minister says it must look beyond fossil fuels.

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3 reasons why fossil fuel companies should disclose their reserves

3 reasons why fossil fuel companies should disclose their reserves

Not a single fossil fuel company in the world discloses potential emissions from their reserves – and that is a big problem.

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Is the Indian coal domino about to fall?

Is the Indian coal domino about to fall?

India’s coal power boosters are now confronting an increasing array of signals which suggest the diversification away from coal will only accelerate in 2017.

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Global emissions fall for first time on shift away from coal in China, US

Global emissions fall for first time on shift away from coal in China, US

The growth in global production of greenhouse gases has decelerated over the past few years, with 2015 seeing the first actual reduction, of 0.1% compared to 2014 levels.

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Fossil fuel divestments now add up to $5.2 trillion

Fossil fuel divestments now add up to $5.2 trillion

Report shows network of governments, funds, organisations, philanthropies and individuals representing $5.2trn in assets divesting from fossil fuel companies.

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Know your NEM: Energy prices continue to rise as policy stagnates

Know your NEM: Energy prices continue to rise as policy stagnates

Australia remains one of world’s most expensive places to develop renewables, when it should be one of the cheapest.

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Why power prices are higher without a carbon price

Why power prices are higher without a carbon price

The market is now pricing wholesale electricity contracts for next year at levels higher than what prevailed when the carbon price was in place.

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AEMO says gas plants may be "stranded" by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO says gas plants may be “stranded” by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO report cites future of gas-powered electricity generation as “greatest variable” in fortunes of Australian gas industry.

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Six unanswered economic questions surround Adani project

Six unanswered economic questions surround Adani project

Has Adani been promised a royalty holiday? Will it pay for its water use? These and more questions for the Turnbull government.

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BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP Billiton electricity supply agreement with existing NSW gas generator could open the path for the much touted solar tower and molten salt storage project.