Considered a ‘clean coal’ technology, underground coal gasification has a not-so clean record. Are concerns about its environmental impacts justified?
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As state governments and developers scream for approval to dig up their fossil fuel reserves, and mainstream analysts warn about an impending market crunch, the focus is turning to financiers and fund managers on a simple question: Can they get their timing right?
A new report released by Deutsche Bank says the global coal market faces a combined threat of steadily growing supply and a levelling-off or decline in demand. A threat, it says, that should guide rational decision-making to delay all major expansion. But will governments really act rationally?
It might seem ironic, but environmentalists and farmers fighting the expansion of coal mining and coal seam gas across Australia are the only thing likely to moderate the rude economic awakening we face when the global carbon bubble bursts and the fossil fuel industries start their inevitable, terminal decline.
Four Corners reveals Qld CSG projects were rushed through without proper oversight. Plus: Global warming pioneer James Hansen quitting NASA.
In a study for the Post Carbon Institute, geologist David Hughes concludes that conserving, not fracking, is key to US energy independence.