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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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NSW plan for 21 coalmines would create seven years of Nation’s emissions, expert says

..lies, damn lies and Minerals Council… State Minerals Council pushing for projects despite Minerals Council of Australia goal of net-zero emissions — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/28/nsw-plan-for-21-coal-plants-would-create-seven-years-of-nations-emissions-expert-says

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Coal-fired pollution killing 800 Australians a year: report

Coal-fired pollution killing 800 Australians a year: report — Read on http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/coal-fired-pollution-killing-800-australians-a-year-report-20200825-p55ozz.html

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World is now shutting down coal plants faster than it’s opening them

That’s good news for global emissions. And the change is not just due to the pandemic, experts say. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/world-global-coal-power-capacity-has-fell-in-2020/12523904

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Solar Surge Is Making Coal Plants Unprofitable in Top Exporter

Even the world’s top coal exporter is struggling to make money from burning the fuel. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-23/solar-surge-is-making-coal-plants-unprofitable-in-top-exporter

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