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Our love affair with digging holes is only just getting started

Our love affair with digging holes is only just getting started

Australia is the only country that you could throw a wall around and still have all the materials you need – cobalt and graphite and lithium – for battery storage.

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Australia's new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Australia’s new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Text used for preparation for citizenship test looks like marketing material for the coal lobby.

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How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

It’s not the difference in coal technology that matters most in reducing emissions, but regulation.

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South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea move marks first major new international commitment away from coal since Trump pulled out of Paris climate agreement.

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Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Australians are used to seeing politics switch to vaudeville when it comes to climate policy. This year we’ve been treated to a new farce.

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Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

BP data shows impact of reduced coal use in emissions, including China. Australia, however, joins smaller emerging economies in lifting emissions.

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Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

With current market prices 2–4 times the costs of generation, our remaining coal fired power stations are making out like bandits.

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Adani’s ‘pit-to-plug strategy’ is fraying at both ends

Adani’s ‘pit-to-plug strategy’ is fraying at both ends

‘Defer, delay and pray’ appear to be the unspoken new watchwords for the company that would build the Carmichael Coal Project.

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Wind, solar, energy efficiency replaces coal generation in UK

Wind, solar, energy efficiency replaces coal generation in UK

Since the start of the coalition government in 2010, coal’s role in the generation mix has fallen to historic lows.

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Frydenberg's coal call to right wing: Trust me, this won't hurt at all (honk!)

Frydenberg’s coal call to right wing: Trust me, this won’t hurt at all (honk!)

Frydenberg and Turnbull are trying to convince far right that coal will be OK under Clean Energy Target. But the reality is that wind and solar are cheaper, so any serious push to climate targets will spell doom for coal generation.

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Japan, Taiwan and Korea accelerate demise of thermal coal market

Japan, Taiwan and Korea accelerate demise of thermal coal market

A ‘JKT’ triad—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan—sets a 21st century course for clean energy.