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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?

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Natural gas exports: friend or foe?

Natural gas exports: friend or foe?

James Bradbury, who on Tuesday testified before the US House of Reps, examines the climate implications of exporting LNG.

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How the anti-coal campaign is protecting Australia's economy

How the anti-coal campaign is protecting Australia’s economy

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.

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Mixed Greens: Call for CSG freeze after damning ABC report

Mixed Greens: Call for CSG freeze after damning ABC report

Four Corners reveals Qld CSG projects were rushed through without proper oversight. Plus: Global warming pioneer James Hansen quitting NASA.

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Fracking bubble: Shale gas won't solve energy crunch, says report

Fracking bubble: Shale gas won’t solve energy crunch, says report

In a study for the Post Carbon Institute, geologist David Hughes concludes that conserving, not fracking, is key to US energy independence.

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New fracking reports: Gas bubble about to burst

New fracking reports: Gas bubble about to burst

Two new reports on gas fracking add yet another angle of risk, and suggest the gas boom is headed for a bust of epic proportions.