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BHP gives World Coal Association the cold shoulder – but it's no climate saint

BHP gives World Coal Association the cold shoulder – but it’s no climate saint

BHP axes membership with global coal lobby group, citing “material difference” over its climate advocacy. But is this hypocrisy?

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Matt Canavan loves coal "unashamedly" – says it's good for First Australians

Matt Canavan loves coal “unashamedly” – says it’s good for First Australians

Resources minister Matt Canavan says Australian coal will lift the developing world out of poverty; empower First Australians; cut carbon emissions; and catch mice. Let’s get digging!

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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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Pas-de-deux: Two big coal units trip at same time in Victoria

Pas-de-deux: Two big coal units trip at same time in Victoria

Two big coal units fail simultaneously in Victoria, taking total trips to 44 since start of summer, and 13 for brown coal generators since Christmas. Tesla battery hopped in again.

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Coal India report finds renewables will ‘substantially decrease’ coal demand

Coal India report finds renewables will ‘substantially decrease’ coal demand

The falling cost of solar power and batteries is having a “significant impact” on the coal sector, says India’s national coal company.

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Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu capable of doubling its wind energy capacity by 2027 and increasing its solar capacity six-fold.

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Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar has been installed by over 1.6 million households and is the most reliable source of steadily growing generation in the NEM.

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Chile declares start of coal power phase-out

Chile declares start of coal power phase-out

President Michelle Bachelet says Chile will not build new coal plants without carbon capture and begin talks to replace existing capacity with cleaner sources.

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Know your NEM: Coal reliability issues will get worse

Know your NEM: Coal reliability issues will get worse

Thermal coal generators continue to have reliability issues that will only get worse. It’s astonishing that the AEMC doesn’t seem to understand this issue one little bit.

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Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

While the president’s rhetoric has raised hopes for renaissance of American coal, Trump’s policies have done little to revive the ailing industry.

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Signaling more independence from the US, the World Bank phases out its support for fossil fuels

Signaling more independence from the US, the World Bank phases out its support for fossil fuels

The World Bank, which provides developing countries about US$60 billion a year in financial assistance, is officially phasing out its support for the oil and gas industries.