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Tag: "coal"

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Ross Garnaut: China to reach 'peak coal' for electricity by 2015

Ross Garnaut: China to reach ‘peak coal’ for electricity by 2015

China’s use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of “global importance”.

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Chinese coal consumption just fell for first time this century

Chinese coal consumption just fell for first time this century

China’s coal use dropped for the first time this century — while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) actually grew.

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Nine reasons why thermal coal is struggling (and will continue to do so)

Nine reasons why thermal coal is struggling (and will continue to do so)

The price of coal has fallen 51% since peaking in January 2011.
Are we seeing China and India turning away from coal?

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Community calls on Alcoa to shut down coal plant

Community calls on Alcoa to shut down coal plant

A 700-people-strong community march in Anglesea has called for Alcoa to shut down its polluting coal power plant.

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War on coal – already lost

War on coal – already lost

US coal lobby and its political supporters accuse President Obama and EPA of waging war on coal, not everyone believes all or any of it.

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Greg Hunt: The 'extreme left is against electricity'

Greg Hunt: The ‘extreme left is against electricity’

In an audience with right wing commentator Andrew Bolt, Australia’s environment minister Greg Hunt says the left is “against electricity” and anyone opposed to coal mines is trying keep hundreds of millions of people in poverty. Not only does this just parrot extreme blogs and the coal lobby, it doesn’t make financial sense.

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Hunt gives approval to massive Carmichael "carbon bomb"

Hunt gives approval to massive Carmichael “carbon bomb”

Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves what many are describing as one of the world’s major “carbon bombs”.

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Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto is no longer really a diversified mining and energy conglomerate. It is now more than ever a giant iron ore mining company.

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Aurizon's multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon’s multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon is set to gamble billions of dollars of its investor’s funds in what is one of the world’s largest potentially stranded fossil fuel assets.

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Australia's economy will suffer if no action on climate

Australia’s economy will suffer if no action on climate

Australia’s economy faces grave threats from climate change, but even bigger risks if there is no serious effort to cut emissions.

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favour of natural gas.