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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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Australia cannot expect China to import and burn coal it no longer needs | Coal | The Guardian

We have to prepare for this shift and our policymakers need to stop misleading coalmining communities that their exports will go on forever — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/11/australia-cannot-expect-china-to-import-and-burn-coal-it-no-longer-needs

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‘For climate protesters, we are like filth’: the German village where coal is still king |The Guardian

Europe is going coal-free, but a vast lignite mine is expanding in eastern Germany and coronavirus has delayed new climate laws — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/jun/01/climate-protesters-german-village-coal-still-king

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Covert-19: Government stacks Covid Commission with oil and gas mates, cosy deals follow – Michael West

Investigation released today reveals sweetheart deals between Big Mining and the Government — all done under cover of COVID-19. 350.org. — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/covert-19-government-stacks-covid-commission-with-oil-and-gas-mates-cosy-deals-follow/

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Evolution v. addiction Coal

 

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Adani should bow out from Carmichael coal mine

A long list of banks and other funding sources have announced they won’t finance the project. It gets worse. The Carmichael mine is part of a larger plan to develop five megamines in the Galilee Basin. The economics of the rail … Continue reading

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Blockade world’s biggest coal exporting port

The science is clear. The only way we can prevent a climate catastrophe, is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Today an unprecedented gathering of hundreds of every day people from all over Australia are meeting at the gateway of Australia’s … Continue reading

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Leave it in the ground – Revenue from new coal and gas projects in freefall, costings reveal

The Greens have a policy of approving no new thermal coal or unconventional gas projects in Australia. That includes new mines, as well as expansions to existing mines. In 2013 the party obtained costings from the parliamentary budget office detailing their … Continue reading

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True cost of coal

Contrary to dominant views about the industry, coal-fired power is not the cheapest fuel and its value to the community is dubious. Yet this polluting industry continues to enjoy unjustifiable support…Doctors for the Environment (DEA) has serious concerns about Australia’s … Continue reading

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