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Andrews government bans coal-seam gas 'fracking' in Victoria

Andrews government bans coal-seam gas ‘fracking’ in Victoria

One week after energy ministers met to consider opening up Australia’s gas market, Victoria Labor announces permanent legislative ban on coal-seam gas fracking.

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Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Josh Frydenberg’s apparent shift in thinking on renewables is welcome, but his call to end moratoriums on unconventional gas is profoundly out of step.

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Not dead yet: Miners want to "gasify" closed brown coal mine in SA

Not dead yet: Miners want to “gasify” closed brown coal mine in SA

As SA nears 50% renewables, one company plans to “gasify” reserves of closed Leigh Creek coal mine, in hopes of building “baseload” gas plant.

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What we're reading: NSW Energy Minister labels anti-CSG farmers "eco-fascists"

What we’re reading: NSW Energy Minister labels anti-CSG farmers “eco-fascists”

Oregon becomes 1st US state to legislate to eliminate coal power use by 2025; while NSW introduces new measures against CSG protesters, which it dubs “eco-fascists.”

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AGL quits coal seam gas, to focus on "energy evolution"

AGL quits coal seam gas, to focus on “energy evolution”

AGL cites low oil and gas prices for sudden exit from gas exploration and production, and all its coal seam gas assets. Environmentalists hail major victory, as AGL says it wants to focus on “energy evolution”.

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Coal seam gas is just the latest round in an underground war

Coal seam gas is just the latest round in an underground war

The search for CSG is just the latest round in an ongoing contest for the ground beneath our feet.

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Is ‘underground coal gasification’ the new fracking?

Is ‘underground coal gasification’ the new fracking?

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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Fossil fuels: Sell now or wait for the stampede?

Fossil fuels: Sell now or wait for the stampede?

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?

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The fracking chickens are coming home to roost

The fracking chickens are coming home to roost

Bloomberg says gas boom has turned into whopper bust, leaving industry loaded with depressed assets and ‘disappointing’ wells, on top of falling prices.

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Making our own luck with clean energy and mining

Making our own luck with clean energy and mining

Australia has been dealt a very good hand in the global mining boom – our abundant renewable energy resource is the ace in the hole.

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Coal at a crossroads as 'rational' thinking sets in

Coal at a crossroads as ‘rational’ thinking sets in

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?