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If Australia wins on coal, Norway loses on climate

23 SEPTEMBER (NORWAY) 24 SEPTEMBER (AUSTRALIA), 2015: In the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December the Kiribati President, Anote Tong, has recently demanded a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State…

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ARRCC: World’s leaders have a moral duty to stop digging

Faith leaders from across the religious spectrum have challenged global political, faith and business leaders to sign on to the call of President of the Republic of The Kiribati, Anote Tong, for a moratorium on all new coal mines and expansions. Thea Ormerod, President of…

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New IEEFA report – India’s energy transformation gathers momentum

India’s ‘seven horses of energy’ electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal coal, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Indian…

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Prime Minister Abbott wrong to say Australian coal will help Indian poor – STATEMENT FROM EAS SARMA, FORMER SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF POWER, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Australia stands on the brink of a new wave of coal exports, driven largely by Indian companies Adani and GVK’s proposals to open Queensland’s vast Galilee Basin coal fields.  This week’s overturning by the Federal Court of approval of Adani’s huge Carmichael coal mine –…

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Coal. The Captain’s Call & its Catastrophic Implications

Statement from Ian Dunlop, former Shell executive, chair of the Australian Coal Association and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  All comments are attributable to Ian. “The last few days have demonstrated just how far out of touch some in the Australian media and…

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July quarterly report: Peabody Energy reports a billion dollar net loss – IEEFA

Wednesday 29 July 2015: Peabody Energy reported a net loss of US$1.05bn for its June quarter overnight. For the first half of 2015, total coal volumes were down 8.5% and revenues down 15% year-on-year. Peabody wrote down its coal portfolio by US$901m, delivering a net loss…

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China half-year electricity figures reported- Coal Imports Shrink as Electricity Sector Transformation Gathers Pace

Thursday 16 July 2015: Key half-year statistics released this week by China’s National Energy Administration show the continuation of a major electricity sector transformation in the country, with profound ramifications for Australia’s coal export industry, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis…

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World Heritage Committee seriously concerned about a real future for the Great Barrier Reef: “in danger” listing remains a possibility

SAN FRANCISCO/ MELBOURNE – JULY 1, 2015: Today’s decision of the World Heritage Committee on the Great Barrier Reef highlights the poor condition of the Reef and expresses serious concerns about the Reef’s health. Lawyers from US-based Earthjustice and Environmental Justice Australia, who together recently…

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Pope Francis reframes the climate debate and demands action

June 18th, 2015: In his Encyclical, “Laudato Sii (Praise be): on the care of the common home”, to be released on June 18th, Pope Francis will call for a rethink of the dominant neo-liberal economic model in the light the environment crisis. His Holiness will powerfully challenge…

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New Legal Analysis: Report shows Great Barrier Reef meets ‘in danger’ criteria

Expert legal report by US-based Earthjustice and Environmental Justice Australia, finds that the Reef has met as many as 6 out of the 8 criteria for an ‘in danger’ listing. MELBOURNE/ SAN FRANCISCO, 11 June 2015: A new report released today questions the World Heritage Committee’s recent…

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