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Is Australian coal finally having its "oh sh*t" moment?

Is Australian coal finally having its “oh sh*t” moment?

Queensland Resource Council calls for government aid as struggling coal companies “teeter on the brink”. Is the coal industry finally facing up to reality?

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Victoria’s climate agenda: How to build new renewables? Part 2

Victoria’s climate agenda: How to build new renewables? Part 2

The transformation and decarbonisation of our energy supply also requires a plan to retire the state’s outdated and polluting coal-fired power stations.

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Is India starting to waver on coal?

Is India starting to waver on coal?

From court rulings over pollution, to private power companies dumping coal projects in favour of solar, to huge stockpiles of unwanted coal, India’s energy policy is in a state of flux.

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Energy switch: Is renewable electricity now driving coal prices?

Energy switch: Is renewable electricity now driving coal prices?

It’s time we started thinking of renewables as a driver of fossil fuel demand – instead of the other way around.

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Hunt under pressure as Australia loses climate cred, gains carbon risk

Hunt under pressure as Australia loses climate cred, gains carbon risk

Australia tumbles 10 places on key environmental performance index, while Oxford report warns its coal mines and plants are among the world’s riskiest investments.

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Liverpool Plains coal mine developer Shenhua calls a halt to imports

Liverpool Plains coal mine developer Shenhua calls a halt to imports

Shenhua, the Chinese coal giant proposing to develop controversial coal mine in Liverpool Plains, cut its imports last year to virtually zero. Does it really need a new mine?

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Vietnam shifts stance on new coal

Vietnam shifts stance on new coal

Vietnamese PM signals reduced role for new coal-fired power against backdrop of slow electricity growth, environmental concerns and cheap renewables.

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Proposal made to phase out German coal fired power stations by 2040

Proposal made to phase out German coal fired power stations by 2040

According to Agora Energie’s proposed plan, the use of coal to generate power will be over by 2040.

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Obama does for the coal industry what it cannot do for itself

Obama does for the coal industry what it cannot do for itself

Once a critical player in the energy future of the U.S., the coal industry is now little more than a self-interested party seeking a bailout.

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U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

Coal production in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years thanks in part to low natural gas prices and climate policies.

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IEA coal outlook blithely ignores the big picture

IEA coal outlook blithely ignores the big picture

Despite a 10% cut to coal consumption forecasts, the latest International Energy Agency medium-term coal market outlook distorts the underlying data being presented.