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Tag: "clean coal"

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Why Coalition's "clean" coal plans are just a smoke dream

Why Coalition’s “clean” coal plans are just a smoke dream

Coalition’s “clean coal” plant would be costlier and dirtier than alternatives, and on top of that would require billions of dollars of government indemnities and guarantees.

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"Clean coal" most expensive new power supply, says BNEF (and not all that clean)

“Clean coal” most expensive new power supply, says BNEF (and not all that clean)

BNEF report latest to debunk Coalition clean coal plans, finding it to be super expensive, and not very clean (unless you add CCS, and then its ultra-super expensive). As for Turnbull’s argument that our grid needs more baseload…

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Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi report has bad news for coal companies depending on ‘clean coal’ to save the industry – and delivers it with a velvet sledgehammer.

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ANZ makes climate commitment, but labelled 'satirical', ineffective

ANZ makes climate commitment, but labelled ‘satirical’, ineffective

ANZ revises climate and coal rules, but criticised as ‘almost satirical’ because it allows financing of new coal mines and allows it to increase its carbon footprint.

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BHP Billiton’s Boundary Dam carbon fudge

BHP Billiton’s Boundary Dam carbon fudge

BHP Billiton plans to spruik its Boundary Dam CCS project in Canada as a ‘solution’ to climate change. But do these claims have any basis in reality?

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Mining industry launches "ludicrous" coal ad as Alan Jones takes aim

Mining industry launches “ludicrous” coal ad as Alan Jones takes aim

Ad wars: Mining lobby talks up “endless possibilities” of coal, including ability to “slash” emissions, while Alan Jones launches keep out campaign of his own.

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Owner of first "clean coal" plant in US faces bankruptcy over soaring CCS costs

Owner of first “clean coal” plant in US faces bankruptcy over soaring CCS costs

Kemper CCS is two years behind schedule and $4.4 billion more expensive than the original estimate, and its owner is facing financial problems

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A lot of hot air in the coal to gas transition

A lot of hot air in the coal to gas transition

Uncertainty rules as Australia looks to exploit its formidable unconventional gas resource. But the outcome for the climate is not looking good.

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Clean coal setback, or fitting end for a 400 year-old fuel source?

Clean coal setback, or fitting end for a 400 year-old fuel source?

The withdrawal of funds from HRL’s proposed plant looks like a fitting end for coal gasification – a fuel source that can no longer compete.

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Mixed Greens: HRL loses 'clean coal' plant funding

Mixed Greens: HRL loses ‘clean coal’ plant funding

Govt withdraws grant for Vic dual-gas power plant proposal; carbon tax concern abating; gas reliance threat to power prices; CO2 Group predicts doubling of profit.

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Can technology really clean up coal's act?

Can technology really clean up coal’s act?

Australia is looking for ways to dig up and burn coal without blowing its emissions budget. How real is the promise of clean coal technology?