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Shenhua’s bombshell numbers show China’s coal appetite has peaked

Shenhua’s bombshell numbers show China’s coal appetite has peaked

The kind of numbers reported by China’s largest coal producer is signal that most populous country continues to step back from coal.

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Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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Rio Tinto’s restructuring signals global industry move away from coal

Rio Tinto’s restructuring signals global industry move away from coal

Rio Tinto’s decision to part ways with coal chief represents a major shift in strategy by one of world’s largest coal miners, and industry itself.

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The video sensation that could tip balance against coal in China

The video sensation that could tip balance against coal in China

Under the Dome, a documentary on pollution in China that has been viewed by more than 200 million people, could turn the tables against fossil fuels in the world’s biggest polluter. Merrill Lynch says the video could have as big an impact Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. Bad news for coal and oil; good news for solar, wind.

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Germany opens giant new coal plant it no longer needs

Germany opens giant new coal plant it no longer needs

Tomorrow, a new 800 MW hard coal plant will go into operation in Hamburg, Germany.

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New coal power plants in China – a bubble waiting to burst

New coal power plants in China – a bubble waiting to burst

The continued buildup of coal-fired power plants in China represents an investment bubble that will burst as overcapacity becomes too large to ignore.

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UK does not need dirty coal, and neither does Australia

UK does not need dirty coal, and neither does Australia

UK major political parties commit to a future free of dirty coal power stations, as new study shows that their grid can cope without it. The same could be said for Australia, if there was political will to go there.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Court challenge will test coal mining's climate culpability

Court challenge will test coal mining’s climate culpability

Should coal projects be held responsible for the greenhouse emissions that flow from their product, even if it’s burned on another continent?

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EU's biggest utility dumps conventional generation to focus on renewables

EU’s biggest utility dumps conventional generation to focus on renewables

Europe’s largest utility to exit conventional energy business and focus on renewables, solar and storage, and customer services.

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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.