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Coal industry’s carbon capture dream is a dangerous fantasy

Coal industry’s carbon capture dream is a dangerous fantasy

The dream of carbon capture and storage (CCS) continues to keep coal industry and its political backers hopeful for the future. But at what cost?

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Audit office slams Australia's dud investments in "clean coal"

Audit office slams Australia’s dud investments in “clean coal”

Audit office slams Australia’s CCS funding programs, saying $450 million spent, and nothing achieved: Not a single tonne of CO2 saved, no technology ready for deployment, from a scheme that has been a governance catastrophe.

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Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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Paris climate pledges extend carbon budget by …. 8 months

Paris climate pledges extend carbon budget by …. 8 months

Key IEA report says climate pledges have so far fallen short, extending carbon budget by just 8 months. It has key message for Australia: coal consumption must peak before 2020, Australia’s inefficient coal fleet must be phased out, and wind and solar will underpin new investment to meet climate targets.

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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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The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

Investment in fossil fuel companies is a bet their primary asset will be sold for more than cost of production. It’s a bad bet.

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Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

The myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming should be ignored.

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Carbon capture and storage enters the twilight zone

Carbon capture and storage enters the twilight zone

Glum title of IEA’s latest review into CCS is symptomatic of gloom enveloping even the most ardent supporters of the technology.