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Planet doesn't need Carmichael coal mine, and neither does Qld economy

Planet doesn’t need Carmichael coal mine, and neither does Qld economy

As Abbott govt pulls out all stops to get Adani mega-coal mine over the line, Qld treasurer says it’s ‘not the be-all and end-all’.

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A ‘Great Reversal’ in China? Coal continues to decline with enforcement of environmental laws

A ‘Great Reversal’ in China? Coal continues to decline with enforcement of environmental laws

Coal consumption may be peaking much earlier than anticipated in official government statements – and so pointing to an early peaking of carbon emissions.

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The six big lies in Tony Abbott's attack on the environment

The six big lies in Tony Abbott’s attack on the environment

Coalition wants to change law to make it harder for green groups to challenge mining projects. A new line of attack built around lies.

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Adani losing interest in Galilee Basin as it turns focus to renewables

Adani losing interest in Galilee Basin as it turns focus to renewables

Adani’s most recent quarterly report suggests it has lost interest in its Australian coal project, and wants to focus instead on renewable energy and domestic coal.

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Pacific island calls for end to coal, as Abbott's Australia digs in

Pacific island calls for end to coal, as Abbott’s Australia digs in

A letter from the climate change front line – the Pacific island nation of Kiribati – is calling for a global moratorium on new coal mine development. Meanwhile, in Australia, we have a government that champions coal, and an electricity market that’s still wedded to fossil fuels.

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What does Australia's new 2030 climate target mean for the local coal industry?

What does Australia’s new 2030 climate target mean for the local coal industry?

Is Australia’s 2030 climate target really going to protect the coal industry?

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Cheap solar in India sounds death knell for coal imports, Australia's included

Cheap solar in India sounds death knell for coal imports, Australia’s included

As India transforms its energy market, solar pricing has fallen to the extent that it is now cheaper than new imported thermal coal-fired power plants.

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Weak emissions target kicks coal can down the road

Weak emissions target kicks coal can down the road

Abbott’s emissions target offers one of the slowest rates of reduction of advanced economies – and as a clean energy investment signal, it fails dismally.

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Coal billionaire gives big boost to Jeb Bush campaign for president

Coal billionaire gives big boost to Jeb Bush campaign for president

Jeb Bush given boost from Coal billionaire who claims to control more than three billion tons of coal reserves and says it is good for humanity.

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Solar undercuts coal in India, as another bank quits Adani mega-mine

Solar undercuts coal in India, as another bank quits Adani mega-mine

Report finds solar generation in India already cheaper than imported coal, as another banking giant – UK’s Standard Chartered – quits Australian coal mine.

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Abbott wrong to say Australian coal will help Indian poor

Abbott wrong to say Australian coal will help Indian poor

Tony Abbott’s claim Australian coal will cure Indian energy poverty reveals a deep lack of understanding for the real situation, says former govt minister.