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World's coal resources rapidly running out of water

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water

Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?

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How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

Coal caps mean China may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU and US.

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Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Campbell Newman let looose a rare, unscripted truth on Australia’s national policies when it comes to coal.

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Dredge dumping in Great Barrier Reef initially opposed by Reef Authority

Dredge dumping in Great Barrier Reef initially opposed by Reef Authority

Reef Authority first opposed dredge dumping in Great Barrier Reef, then issued a permit allowing it.

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Green group could save the great barrier reef from dredging waste

Green group could save the great barrier reef from dredging waste

Permit given to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredge waste onto the great barrier reef is under threat as green group files legal challenge in Brisbane.

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If natural gas must be a bridge fuel, this might be a way to do it

If natural gas must be a bridge fuel, this might be a way to do it

A new power plant permitting deal in Massachusetts might be the way forward if natural gas is to be the bridging fuel to renewable energy.

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Big Coal’s annus horribilis

Big Coal’s annus horribilis

Big Coal wanted a stream of exuberant articles selling the story line that coal is clean, cheap and desirable. 2013 delivered the opposite.

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Australian coal assets could be stranded by China changes

Australian coal assets could be stranded by China changes

A new report from Oxford University and commissioned by HSBC warns Australian coal investments could be stranded by changing coal use in China.

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Can a historic coal state create a real solar market?

Can a historic coal state create a real solar market?

Can a coal state really make the transition to solar PV? That may depend on who’s funding which politicians.

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If coal's in trouble, why build more coal ports?

If coal’s in trouble, why build more coal ports?

Investment banks are worried about high-cost coal mines and ports becoming stranded assets in the next decade. So should Queenslanders be worried too?

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NSW Wallerawang coal power plant to be mothballed, says union

NSW Wallerawang coal power plant to be mothballed, says union

AWU claims Energy Australia’s Wallerawang Power Station will be mothballed by March next year, with parts of the thermal coal plant already shut down.