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Mismanagement alleged against only company interested in Liddell power station

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The Liddell coal-fired power station, on the right, near Muswellbrook in NSW. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Environmental law group has accused Delta Electricity of underreporting emissions at its Vales Point power station and breaching licence conditions

September 7, 2017 — The only Australian company with a stated potential interest in buying and keeping AGL’s ageing Liddell coal-fired power station open beyond 2022 is facing a number of allegations of environmental mismanagement. Continue reading Mismanagement alleged against only company interested in Liddell power station

Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step

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‘Investment in new coal power across the globe has peaked and is on the verge of a steep decline.’ Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

India and China are shifting away from coal imports and coal-fired power while a mega-mine is planned for Queensland. Where does this leave coal in Australia?

August 24, 2017 — The Paris-based International Energy Agency was born in a crisis. In the wake of the 1973 oil shock, as Arab petroleum producers withheld supply from countries that Continue reading Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step

Climate activists threaten to shut down world’s major coal sites

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The Ffos-y-fran opencast mine, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales, is about halfway through extracting 11m tonnes of coal. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Reclaim the Power says it will use direct action at a dozen international sites in May, including the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in south Wales

March 1, 2016 — Climate activists will use direct action to try to shut down major fossil fuel sites across the world in May, including the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in south Wales.

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