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UK surpasses 1,000 hours without coal by 2018 midway point

UK surpasses 1,000 hours without coal by 2018 midway point

Despite a cold blast and gas shortages, the UK has gone without coal for 1,000 hours – and only midway through the year.

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Abbott: Renewables killing coal, just to "make world a bit colder"

Abbott: Renewables killing coal, just to “make world a bit colder”

Former PM says “obsession” with emissions will damage Australia’s economy, for what? Just to save the planet for the grandkids.

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NSW grid struggles as coal goes missing after bad trips

NSW grid struggles as coal goes missing after bad trips

AEMO issues lack of reserve warnings in NSW on five consecutive days as coal units fail and prices soar to market cap.

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adani carmichael

Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani pins hopes for beleaguered Carmichael coal mine on the Asia–Pacific market. But the Australian government’s own resources forecaster is less confident.

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"No way" anyone will fund new coal plants under NEG, says Schott

“No way” anyone will fund new coal plants under NEG, says Schott

“I can assure you that, unless there’s a change of technology, there would be absolutely no way that anybody would be financing a new coal-fired generation plant.”

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China solar

As United States looks to coal, China invests in renewable energy

At least one country is rising to the occasion.

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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.