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Germany considers nuclear-style phase out for coal

Germany considers nuclear-style phase out for coal

It seemed that German Industry Minister had firmly put his foot down and opposed the beginnings of a coal phaseout, but perhaps not so.

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Galilee Basin coal mines and the banks

Galilee Basin coal mines and the banks

The Carmichael Coal & Rail project is looking more and more like Queensland’s James Price Point Browse LNG moment.

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Graph of the Day: Solar most popular energy source

Graph of the Day: Solar most popular energy source

Solar and wind most popular energy sources, but fossil fuels and nuclear much more popular among men that women.

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All talk, no action: Coal industry's hypocrisy on energy poverty

All talk, no action: Coal industry’s hypocrisy on energy poverty

The coal industry is very vocal in promoting energy poverty and pushing coal as a solution to it. But none of the main energy poverty initiatives promotes the use of coal, so the industry does not support them.

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South African blackouts dent big coal’s sales pitch

South African blackouts dent big coal’s sales pitch

The collapse of a coal storage silo at a major power station in South Africa last Saturday has crippled the credibility of the government-owned utility Eskom. And the case for coal.

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Climate change - the word the Abbott government dare not speak

Climate change – the word the Abbott government dare not speak

Australia has a new ambassador to direct negotiations on a climate treaty in Paris. But the words climate change have been dropped from his job title.

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 Even coal-loving banks won’t touch Abbot Point

Even coal-loving banks won’t touch Abbot Point

The proposed expansion of the Abbot Point coal export terminal is running out of friends in the banking world.

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Experts: Great Barrier Reef's biggest threat today is coal

Experts: Great Barrier Reef’s biggest threat today is coal

Reef historian Iain McCalman, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.

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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.