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Coal mining: Hunter, Newcastle, Illawarra could face employment crisis from demand decline

January 22, 2021

Coal mining communities across NSW could be brought to their knees as governments across the globe prepare for a transition from coal-fuelled energy to renewables. A NSW Parliamentary Research report handed down this week has raised concerns over the impact decreased domestic and international...

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Fossil fuels could be wound back without massive layoffs: report

December 16, 2020

Australia could transition away from the production and consumption of fossil fuels without a single forced redundancy, a new report suggests.  As Chinese state media appeared to confirm a ban on Australian coal, the Australia Institute's Centre for Future Work has found Australia could...

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If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap?

December 16, 2020

Chinese state-owned media appeared to confirm a ban on imports of Australian coal this week.  Australian officials are now trying to figure out how serious the threat is, and its implications.  If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap? Could...

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Replacing Liddell with renewables cheaper, cleaner and reliable

November 27, 2020

Fresh research from energy consultancy Reputex shows investment aligned with the NSW renewables road map will provide a cheaper and lower emissions option to replace AGL's ageing Liddell coal fired power plant compared to the business as usual case and the federal government's preferred...

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As more countries pledge zero emissions, coal finance evaporates

November 25, 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia's biggest gathering of the coal industry said on Tuesday.

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AGL to press pause as NSW powers on

November 18, 2020

AGL Energy has paused its Newcastle gas plant decision and is reviewing a giant battery investment at Liddell, amid uncertainty around the NSW government’s controversial energy blueprint, in a move that may also nix Scott Morrison’s hopes for 1000 megawatts of new power capacity...

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Net-zero goals cloud $76b of exports

October 30, 2020

Australia's fossil fuel exporters have been put on notice of waning appetite for their product from some of their biggest customers in Asia as South Korea's adoption of a net-zero emissions target increased the share of markets committed to decarbonisation to over 70 per...

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Coal miners dive as China cuts imports

October 14, 2020

Australian coal miners could be forced to sell “distressed” cargoes at a discount as China looks to restrict imports of both thermal and coking coal, according to consulting major Wood Mackenzie, as shares in Australian miners tumbled on the prospect of fresh import bans....

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Mines face stricter conditions under a series of proposed rehabilitation reforms

September 28, 2020

Mining companies would be required to improve the standard of mine site rehabilitation under a series of proposed reforms. Under the proposals by the NSW Resource Regulator mining leases would have new conditions added requiring companies to regularly report on rehabilitation progress and provide updated rehabilitation...

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