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‘We’re crap at capitalism. We need something different’: the battle for economic revival in the Welsh valleys
Decades of attempts to overcome economic blight in the region have failed. Now some say a fresh approach is needed

Larry Elliott

03, Jun, 2023 @3:01 PM

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As the toxic legacy of opencast mining in Wales shows, operators get the profits, and the public get the costs | George Monbiot
Across the UK, fossil fuel companies’ broken promises have left scarred and polluted landscapes, and no one held accountable, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

01, Jun, 2023 @11:00 AM

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West Virginia governor Justice suggests coal empire lawsuit is political attack
DoJ files lawsuit against companies linked to Jim Justice, also a Republican Senate candidate, seeking unpaid penalties of $7.6m

Guardian staff and agencies

31, May, 2023 @6:52 PM

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Digging continues at controversial south Wales mine months after licence expires
Despite record high prices for coal, operators claim they cannot afford to restore the site, a pretext for the licensing of the mine

Damien Gayle

25, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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New Zealand announces its biggest emissions reduction project in history
Move to power Glenbrook steel plant with electricity from renewables rather than coal will reduce emissions by 1% – or the equivalent of taking 300,000 cars off the road

Tess McClure in Auckland

22, May, 2023 @1:07 AM

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Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year, says study
Groundbreaking analysis by One Earth is first to quantify economic burden caused by individual companies

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

19, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Albanese government approves first new coalmine since taking power
Environment activists condemn expected decision by Tanya Plibersek to give green light to Isaac River project in central Queensland

Lisa Cox

11, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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New US rules could stem emissions from coal and gas power plants
Environmental groups laud the regulation, which would advance clean power in the US – if it survives expected legal challenges

Oliver Milman

11, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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China ramps up coal power despite carbon neutral pledges
Local governments approved more coal power in first three months of 2023 than all of 2021

Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent

24, Apr, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Lords amendment to energy bill may stop new coalmines in England
Change to bill says opening and licensing of new coalmines by the Coal Authority to be prohibited

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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‘It can’t be left to the market’: the closure of Liddell power station and uncertainty of the future
In the second of two features, we look at the plan for the site that became ‘history’ before being implemented, and what lies ahead

Peter Hannam

17, Apr, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Turning out the lights: what is the legacy of the Liddell power station?
In the first of a two-part report, we look at the successes – and the costs – of what once was Australia’s largest power station

Peter Hannam

14, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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