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Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Taiwanese study finds that men exposed to higher levels of air pollution have poorer quality sperm. Add that to climate impacts and lung disease of fossil fuels.

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Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

I hate to break the news, but north Queensland will not be getting a new coal fired power station if the LNP are elected on Saturday.

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Coughing up for coal-fired power

Coughing up for coal-fired power

If Australian tax payers are made to cough up for a new coal plant in north Queensland, locals will also be coughing up – literally.

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Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain is the latest example of governments intervening in power markets to prop up gas, coal and nuclear power, including capacity and “grid reliability” payments.

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How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

International Energy Agency likes to present itself as a climate champion, but it is in fact steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming,

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COAG: Doctors call on states to reject the NEG

COAG: Doctors call on states to reject the NEG

Australian health experts have written to all State and Territory leaders ahead of the COAG meeting this week, strongly urging them to reject the National Energy Guarantee, and establish national energy policies that will reduce the alarming rates of sickness and deaths across the nation.

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Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

A new coal generator in north Queensland would likely burn up to 79 per cent of its asset base – at the cost to Queensland taxpayers.

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Australia’s dirtiest industry dealt another blow as Commonwealth Bank rule out new coal projects

Australia’s dirtiest industry dealt another blow as Commonwealth Bank rule out new coal projects

Greenpeace welcomes the announcement today by the Commonwealth Bank that the bank would distance itself from coal projects.

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Insurance industry must act on the coal sector

Insurance industry must act on the coal sector

European insurers are limiting their exposure to the coal sector, while American and Australian insurers continue to support business as usual.

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Trump team holds pro-coal event at Bonn climate conference

Trump team holds pro-coal event at Bonn climate conference

Trump’s promotion of coal fired generation at Paris climate agreement compared to “promoting tobacco at a cancer summit.”

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Queensland coal plant has a photo – now all it needs is a massive subsidy

Queensland coal plant has a photo – now all it needs is a massive subsidy

A mock-up image of a new coal plant has been created, as part of the increasingly intense campaign to have one built – and funded by taxpayers – in north Queensland.