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The incredible shrinking coal industry

The incredible shrinking coal industry

Just a few years ago a long and glorious future was expected for coal, based on China’s insatiable demand for coal – our coal.

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Coal generation, electricity demand rebound after carbon price dumped

Coal generation, electricity demand rebound after carbon price dumped

Black and brown coal generation has continued to grow since the carbon price was dumped, and so has demand, particularly from households.

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Indian supreme court rebuffs coal lobby arguments

Indian supreme court rebuffs coal lobby arguments

Decision by Supreme Court of India to cancel 214 coal allocations made between 1993 – 2010 was a stunning rebuff to legal arguments from Indian coal lobby.

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Unsubsidised wind and solar competitive with coal, Lazard says

Unsubsidised wind and solar competitive with coal, Lazard says

Wind and solar power are set to be cost competitive with coal-fired stations, even without subsidies, says US investment bank Lazard.

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The move to peak coal in China by 2016

The move to peak coal in China by 2016

China is rapidly transforming its electricity system, with a central outcome to diversify the system away from coal-fired power generation.

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Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant

Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant

The new battery reacts within a fraction of a second, far faster than conventional plants can with their rotating masses.

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Coal industry in deep denial over Chinese crackdown on coal

Coal industry in deep denial over Chinese crackdown on coal

Reaction of the coal industry to the recently released Chinese restrictions on dirty coal use in key coastal regions reveals an industry in deep denial.

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Shareholders to press CBA to disclose climate risk

Shareholders to press CBA to disclose climate risk

CBA will become first bank outside US to be pressured to disclose the risks to its lending and investment portfolios from climate change.

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China's coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth and coal consumption have decoupled, suggesting a structural shift in Chinese economy.

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German coal power generation falls to 10-year low

German coal power generation falls to 10-year low

In each of the first 8 months of 2014, coal generators in Germany were unable to match or surpass the output of the respective month in the previous year.

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Repaying the emissions debt

Repaying the emissions debt

Absent the carbon price, we need to mitigate the temptation to repay borrowings of future emissions with the dirtiest energy generation on the market.