User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
Last updated: Mar 26 2015 18:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pits to close after funding refused 26.3.2015 BBC: Business
The government refuses to extend the lives of two deep coal mines, saying more state aid would not represent value for money.
Indigenous traditional owners reject Adanis land deal in Australia 26.3.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Indigenous traditional owners of the lands have rejected Indian mining giant Adanis 165 billion dollar mine rail and port projects in Australias coalrich Queensland state in what is being described as the biggest case in recent history involving native title ...
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In vast swaths of rural New South Wales, there's only one election issue: coal seam gas 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

CSG is a big vote swinger in the country, with many communities declaring themselves ‘gasfield free’. This is not just about the environment, writes our reporter: it’s also about people wanting to be heard

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The real villains in Australia's renewables debacle? Three big energy companies | John Hewson 26.3.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Extensive ‘advice’ from AGL, Energy Australia and Origin on the Renewable Energy Target has been a disaster – except for the companies’ profits Industry minister Ian Macfarlane would not have believed his luck when the clean energy council (CEC) buckled to a 20% reduction in the renewable energy target (RET), diminishing the target from 41,000 gigawatt hours of energy to 33,500GWh. Related: Who are really Australia's top climate polluters? | Graham Readfearn We think there are early warning signs of negative connotations around Gloucester (CSG) impacting AGL in some retail customer segments. If these negative associations become more mainstream, walking away from/disposing of Gloucester may become the right option to protect the larger retail brand and ...
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Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test 25.3.2015 NPR News
The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
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Is it 'Red Tape Repeal' day? Or 'favours to business groups' day? | John Quiggin 25.3.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The idea of cutting red tape is one of enduring appeal. But the reality is we need regulation and bureaucracy. The alternative is chaos The idea that there are massive savings to be made by eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy, symbolised by “red tape”, is one with enduring appeal. If Wikipedia is to be believed, red tape itself was a 16th century response to the problem of bureaucracy, used to make important documents stand out from the mass of administrivia that even then threatened to overwhelm the system. By the 19th century, when Dickens satirised the Circumlocution Office, “red tape” was a sufficiently familiar trope to be used without further explanation. The essayist Thomas Carlyle, whose denunciations of the modern world set the tone for millions of subsequent opinion columns and radio rants, characterised a stereotypical British prime minister as “Little other than a red-tape ...
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Ankney proposes fees for companies that close coal plants 25.3.2015 AP Washington
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Forty-one years after he helped construct Rosebud Mine, state Sen. Duane Ankney is advancing a bill he says will protect the southwestern Montana community that depends on the surface mining complex near Colstrip....
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US coal sector in 'terminal decline', financial analysts say 24.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Over 200 mines shut down and industry loses 76% of its value in five years, report finds

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Great Barrier Reef campaign: scientists call for scrapping of coal projects 23.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Australian coral reef experts say if the mining and port expansion projects go ahead, there will be permanent damage to the reef

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March in March protests held against budget cuts, CSG and Tony Abbott 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Crowds across Australia have rallied against coal seam gas, metadata retention, the closure of remote Indigenous communities and the Abbott government

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Indian Parliament Stalls on Modi's Land Bill 20.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: World
India’s Parliament passed a law opening the way for future commercial coal mining but stalled legal changes sought by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that would make it easier for the government to acquire land for infrastructure and industrial projects.
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Cheaper energy, or cleaner? Legislators torn 20.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's legislators can't agree on the state's energy problems, let alone the solutions.
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Who are really Australia's top climate polluters? 20.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

A list of Australia’s top ten greenhouse gas emitters would look different if fossil fuel firms were seen as responsible for the burning of their products

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Chinese Firms Hunt Trophy Assets 20.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: US
A thirst for natural resources among Chinese companies is being replaced by a rising hunger among businesses and wealthy individuals to acquire trophy assets and find homes for their cash overseas.
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Gates Foundation has 14bn in fossil fuels investments 19.3.2015 Hindustan Times: World
The charity run by Bill and Melinda Gates who say the threat of climate change is so serious that immediate action is needed held at least 14bn 1bn of investments in the worlds biggest fossil fuel companies according to a Guardian analysis of the charitys most recent tax filing in ...
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Revealed: Gates Foundation's $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments 19.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Analysis of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s most recent tax filing reveals huge investments in the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies The charity run by Bill and Melinda Gates, who say the threat of climate change is so serious that immediate action is needed, held at least $1.4bn (£1bn) of investments in the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, according to a Guardian analysis of the charity’s most recent tax filing in 2013 . The companies include BP, responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko Petroleum, which was recently forced to pay a $5bn environmental clean-up charge and Brazilian mining company Vale, voted the corporation with most “contempt for the environment and human rights” in the world clocking over 25,000 votes in the Public Eye annual ...
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Australia urged to shut coal-fired power plants urgently as analysis reveals huge emissions 19.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Australian Conservation Foundation says US-style regulation should be introduced to force the worst polluting plants to close

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution 18.3.2015 NPR News
A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.
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Robert Murray: The Last Man Betting on U.S. Coal 18.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: Asia
The king of American coal is 75 years old, has had four strokes and has broken his neck three times, but Robert Murray is still gobbling up mines.
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This Hellish Underground Fire Has Burned for 100 Years 17.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
Jharia, India has been on fire for nearly 100 years. Johnny Haglund documents the people who struggle to survive in the midst of the burning chasms and smoke-filled ...
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