Coal

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Queensland emissions reduction goals ‘blown’ under government resources plan, advocates say
Draft mining plan flagged ‘net zero emissions’ for mining sector, but this was dropped from final document

Joe Hinchliffe

04, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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US supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions
Court sides with Republican states as ruling represents landmark moment in rightwing effort to dismantle ‘regulatory state’

Oliver Milman in New York

30, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

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Government policies will not get UK to net zero, warns damning report
Progress report from the Climate Change Committee suggests ministers could renege on greenhouse gas emissions commitment

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Queensland gives environmental approval to New Acland coalmine expansion
Activists horrified by decision to give green light to stage three of the New Hope Group’s controversial mine

Joe Hinchliffe

28, Jun, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Paying coal and gas plants to supply back-up energy a ‘retrograde step’, Clean Energy Council says
‘It’s the wrong policy debate at the wrong time,’ industry says of capacity mechanism

Peter Hannam

27, Jun, 2022 @10:15 PM

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National Grid will pay households to shift electricity use to avoid blackouts
Scheme encourages customers with smart meters to use less energy at peak times and reduce carbon emissions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Harsher anti-protest laws targeting environmentalists are putting greed before green | Bob Brown
Penalties for peaceful action are now the same as for aggravated assault

Bob Brown

27, Jun, 2022 @1:35 AM

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Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars
Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

Helen Davidson in Taipei

24, Jun, 2022 @9:56 AM

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‘Pandora’s box’: experts say Queensland’s windfall from coal royalties could set a precedent
Industry and analysts predict budget measure could provide billions in additional revenue

Peter Hannam

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queensland state budget increases taxes on miners, big business to fund new hospitals and mental health services
Treasurer Cameron Dick hands down 2022 Queensland state budget with plans to hire 9,450 health workers

Ben Smee and Eden Gillespie and Joe Hinchliffe

21, Jun, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Queensland state budget 2022: modest coal royalty hike delivers little towards energy transition
Analysis: The first lift in coal royalties in 10 years will only provide a fraction of the windfall caused by high fossil fuel prices

Ben Smee

21, Jun, 2022 @4:56 AM

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Energy regulators had their hands full keeping the lights on this week – but the next crisis might not be far off | Peter Hannam
Aemo was still issuing alerts on Saturday morning as system reaches limit

Peter Hannam

18, Jun, 2022 @12:18 AM

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