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The end of coal is coming, fast. Governments must urgently support a “just transition’

Continuing to deny the impending end of coal-fired generation is simply not in the interest of coal workers and their communities. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/the-end-of-coal-is-coming-fast-governments-must-urgently-support-a-just-transition/ “Coal is likely to be completely gone from Victoria’s electricity system by 2032 with most … Continue reading

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Keith Pitt: Australia will keep selling coal for as long as the world keeps buying it

Resources Minister Keith Pitt has defended Australia’s decision not to join more than 40 countries which have signed a commitment at the Glasgow climate talks to phase out coal used for electricity generation. He says the Government will continue to … Continue reading

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Coal and silicon: The speech that Morrison can use to wow his Glasgow audience | RenewEconomy

The speech that Scott Morrison could give in Glasgow, holding a lump of coal in one hand, and a lump of silicon in the other. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/coal-and-silicon-the-speech-that-morrison-can-use-to-wow-his-glasgow-audience/ And still more: we are working to make cells that will … Continue reading

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Morrison and the Quad just committed to ending coal power by 2040, at the latest | RenewEconomy

As the Coalition went to war with itself over emissions targets, Quad leaders recommitted to goals that would require Australia to exit coal power by 2040. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/morrison-and-the-quad-just-committed-to-ending-coal-power-by-2040-at-the-latest/ Astonishing!

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NSW looks to EVs to (save coal?) ease economic pain of vanishing coal markets

NSW coal mining industry could disappear entirely by as early as 2042, while EV take-up could hit 5 million registered vehicles by 2050s. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-looks-to-evs-to-ease-economic-pain-of-vanishing-coal-markets/ How to shoot your self in both feet, crazy story EVs to prolong … Continue reading

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Climate change: Labor in row over whether to back gas

The split over future gas developments in the Northern Territory is a new sign of disunity on climate change and whether Australia should phase out fossil fuel. — Read on http://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/labor-in-new-row-over-whether-to-back-gas-20210601-p57x2y.html If only we had an opposition, Labor lags, again.

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CEC calls for managed phase out of Australia’s remaining coal generators

Clean Energy Council calls on federal government to lead a managed phase-out of Australia’s coal-fired power plants, to avoid a disorderly energy transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/cec-calls-for-managed-phase-out-of-australias-remaining-coal-generators/amp/ Is it really too much to ask Scomo to take care of his … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop underwriting Adani coal mine from Sept. 2021

Many insurers, mainly in Europe, have scaled back their exposure to coal. — Read on http://www.mining.com/web/lloyds-insurer-apollo-to-stop-underwriting-adani-coal-mine-from-sept-2021/

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International Energy Agency: coal has surrendered to solar

For the first time since the industrial revolution, coal-fired power will constitute less than 20 per cent of the world’s energy by 2040, according to the annual report by the International Energy Agency. — Read on http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/old-king-coal-has-surrendered-to-solar-says-global-power-report-20201013-p564q4.html

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“Too late for gradual transition”: Quiggin calls for coal exit by 2030

A new research paper spells out benefits of a rapid coal phase-out and calls on governments to develop a plan for the transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/too-late-for-gradual-transition-quiggin-calls-for-coal-exit-by-2030/ Pity Doc Doolittle Morrison & Co reaction sphincter tighter than fish’s…so do nothing … Continue reading

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