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Australia news live updates: Scott Morrison blames ‘supply problem’ for slow Covid vaccine rollout

PM says Australia’s failure to reach vaccine target is due to three million doses that never arrived; Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence 19 April. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveTrans-Tasman travel bubble announcedMalcolm Turnbull dumped from NSW climate change boardNSW Covid hotspots; Queensland hotspotsAustralia Covid vaccine tracker 8.27am BST Travel agents and hotel operators have welcomed details of the two way travel ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria


Australia news live updates: trans-Tasman Covid travel bubble to begin from 19 April, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces

Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence in a fortnight but people should expect disruptions if there is an outbreak. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveMalcolm Turnbull dumped from NSW climate change boardNSW Covid hotspots; Queensland hotspotsAustralia Covid vaccine tracker 6.14am BST Scott Morrison will hold a press conference at 3.40pm. We’ll bring that to you when it happens. 6.11am BST Australia’s Tourism and Transport Foru...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia news live: trans-Tasman travel bubble to begin 18 April, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces

Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence in a fortnight but people should expect disruptions if there is an outbreak. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 5.28am BST Without wanting to convert the blog into a NZ tourism ad, here is Ardern on why Australians should visit: You know, you’re asking me to give a promo forNew Zealand. The first thing that I would say is that we are safe and we cannot underestimate how important that is in t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


More U.S. Coal Power Retired Under Trump Than in Obama's Second Term

Remember all of Donald Trump’s promises to put coal miners back to work? Turns out, his repeated attacks on the environment to try and bail out dirty fuels were all for naught. More coal-fired power was taken off the grid under Trump’s presidency than under former President Barack Obama’s second term, a new analysis…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Obama, Environment, Articles, Barack Obama, Coal, Donald Trump, Trump, Coal Mining, Bob Murray, Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Disaster Accident, Coal Power In The United States, Coal Phase Out


Australia news live: New Zealand to announce Covid travel bubble; Turnbull dropped from NSW climate change board

Jacinda Ardern expected to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 2.23am BST Berejiklian has been asked if Turnbull will be replaced with an advocate for clean energy. Turnbull was dropped from the Zero Emissions and Clean Economy board over his public calls for a moratorium on new coal plants in the state, which you wouldn’t think would be a controversial position for ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


South Africa tops G20 coal-reliance list in 2020, report finds

In 2020, 86% of South Africa’s electricity came from coal, compared to the global average of 34%, Global Electricity Review research shows The post South Africa tops G20 coal-reliance list in 2020, report finds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, South Africa, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Wind Power, Carbon Emissions, Electricity, Solar Power, Mpumalanga, Dave Jones, International Energy Agency, Eskom, Paris Agreement


John Barilaro attacks Turnbull over 'war on Coalition' and says NSW 'firmly committed' to coal

NSW deputy premier says ‘there will be no moratorium on coal in the Upper Hunter or anywhere else in the state’The New South Wales deputy premier, John Barilaro, has rejected Malcolm Turnbull’s call for a moratorium on new coalmines in the state and demanded the former prime minister “set aside his war on the Coalition”.Turnbull said on Wednesday he believed coalmine proposals and approvals in the state’s upper Hunter Valley were “out of control”. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Australia news, Mining, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, National party, Malcolm Turnbull, Hunter Valley, NSW, Turnbull


'It's hard, we're neighbours': the coalmine polluting friendships on Poland's borders

Czechs and Germans who live in the shadow of the vast Turów mine claim it is an environmental menace. Some in Poland want to weaponise its defenceWhen the Czech government announced it was taking Poland to Europe’s highest court it came as a surprise to Warsaw. After all, EU countries rarely sue one another. Prague’s demand is a politically explosive one. Not only is it challenging the extension of mining activity at Turów, a vast lignite mine that has been in operation for nearly 100 years, it ...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Climate Change, Germany, Environment, Eu, European Union, Czech Republic, Prague, Air Pollution, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Warsaw, Czechoslovakia, Silesia


Big banks under pressure to end fossil-fuel finance

Shareholder engagement on climate-crisis risks is an proving effective tactic to bring about change The post Big banks under pressure to end fossil-fuel finance appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Finance, Environment, Global Warming, Banking, Coal, Barclays, Hsbc, Stock Market, Investec, Michael Bloomberg, Paris Agreement, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Top Six, Share Action


Coal industry under increasing pressure to focus on a just transition

As investors ditch fossil fuels, environmental lobby groups are using advocacy and litigation to force SA’s biggest polluters to change their ways The post Coal industry under increasing pressure to focus on a just transition appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Mining, Pollution, Coal, Engen, Sasol, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, Disinvestment, Groundwork, Secunda, South Africa (country, Engen Refinery, Centre For Environmental Rights, Mpumalanga Highveld, Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries


Coal India Company Secretary Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Company Secretary Vacancy in Coal India 2021 Coal India Limited (CIL), (A Govt. Of India Undertaking) is looking to recruit  Enterprising, Dynamic and Experienced Company Secretary (CS) to work in Coal India Limited (CIL) and its eight Subsidiary Companies (Advt. No. 02/2021). Coal India invites online applications in the prescribed format for the recruitment of following various Company Secretary Sarkari Naukri Vacancies in various... Please Click on the Title to Read Full D...
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The Fossil Fuel Industry Would Be Screwed Without the U.S. Government Propping It Up

Conservatives have long argued against regulating fossil fuel production for the climate’s sake, claiming that doing so would interfere with the holy free market. A new study shows that’s a total fairy tale because the invisible hand isn’t responsible for dirty fuels’ market dominance—implicit government subsidies…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Energy industry, Coal, Carbon Bubble, Subsidy, Exxon, Fossil Fuel, Arch Coal, U S Federal, Business Finance, Fuels, Energy Economics, Matthew Kotchen


Retire power stations rather than trying for ‘clean’ coal

Research suggests retiring old coal-fired power is more cost-effective and climate positive The post Retire power stations rather than trying for ‘clean’ coal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Air Pollution, South Africa, Coal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions, Eskom, Paris Agreement, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Clean Coal, Department of Environmental Affairs, Respiratory Diseases, South Africa (country


The Myth of ‘Clean Coal’ Might Finally Die

As coal goes down the drain, so, too, are inefficient programs to prop it up. Earlier this week, the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, said it would look into the “clean coal” tax credit, which generates $1 billion in income for producers around the country each year. But it’s…Read more...
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Insurer AIA agrees to pull out of all coal investments by 2028

Hong Kong-based firm, the logo of which appears on Spurs shirts, has bowed to pressure from activistsThe Hong Kong-based insurance company AIA, the logo of which features on Tottenham Hotspur’s football shirts, has bowed to pressure from campaigners and announced it will pull out of all coal investments by 2028.AIA, the largest independent, publicly-listed pan-Asian life insurance group, made the pledge in its new environmental, social and governance report released this week. It is the first ma...
Tags: Energy, Asia, Hong Kong, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Insurance industry, AIA, Fossil fuel divestment


Asinamali: Selective austerity is stealing our future

We’re all feeling the pinch, government included. But where it does spend its money is instructive The post Asinamali: Selective austerity is stealing our future appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Budget, Education, Opinion, Funding, Renewable Energy, Coal, Openaccess, Eskom, Special Investigating Unit, South Africa (country


Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief

Call comes at event hosted by UK government, which is under pressure over planned coalmine in Cumbria All planned coal projects around the world must be cancelled to end the “deadly addiction” to the most polluting fossil fuel, the UN secretary-general António Guterres said on Tuesday.Phasing out coal from the electricity sector is the single most important step to tackle the climate crisis, he said. Guterres’s call came at the opening of a summit of the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), a gro...
Tags: Energy, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Un, Cumbria, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Powering Past Coal Alliance PPCA


Mexico was once a climate leader – now it's betting big on coal

As the climate crisis worsens, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to buy nearly 2m tons of thermal coal from small producersThe men on the midnight shift smoked cigarettes and cracked jokes in the glow of their helmet lights as they prepared to go underground. They were loading safety equipment and coils of pipe onto wheelbarrows, in readiness for a second shift due to start working later that week.“We’re reactivating the industry,” said Arturo Rivera Wong, who had just taken on 40 more workers a...
Tags: Energy, Mexico, Environment, Americas, World news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Arturo Rivera Wong, Coahuila Continue


Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod

Country can’t lose sight of the threat climate change poses, President Ramaphosa says. The post Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Carbon, Coal, Openaccess, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, Independent Power Producers, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, State Of The Nation, Climate Crisis, Paris Climate Agreement, Cape Floral Kingdom


‘This land feeds our souls’: the battle to save the Rockies from big coal

Growing opposition to the lifting of mining protections in Alberta has forced the Canadian province to backtrackTo the east of the Bluebird Valley ranch, the grasslands of the Canadian prairies extend beyond the horizon. To the west, the fields rise, and then sharply erupt into the Rocky Mountains.Cattle graze the 3,600 hectares (9,000 acres) of the Bluebird, an hour south-west of Calgary, and on hot summer days rancher Jolayne Gardner’s children jump into the chilly waters of a creek that threa...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Americas, World news, Mining, Canada, Conservation, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Alberta, Calgary, Rockies, Conservation and indigenous people, Bluebird Valley, Rocky Mountains Cattle, Jolayne Gardner


How a Coal Mine in Montana Could Screw the Navajo Nation

The overwhelming economic consensus is that coal is out, renewables are in. Yet one company, associated with the Navajo Nation, doesn’t seem to have gotten the message—and may be weighing the tribe down with more coal baggage as the rest of the country moves on.Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Coal, Navajo Nation, Powder River Basin, Coal Mining, Navajo, Peabody Energy, Western United States, Cloud Peak Energy, Economic Geology, Regions Of The United States, States Of The United States, Navajo History


The Only Carbon Capture Plant in the U.S. Just Closed

Early last year, the Trump administration’s Department of Energy celebrated a special birthday. “Happy Third Operating Anniversary, Petra Nova!” the agency trumpeted in a press release. The release boasted of a coal-fired power plant in Texas that seemed to have done the impossible: It successfully removed carbon…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Nature, Coal, Department Of Energy, Trump, Carbon Capture And Storage, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Petra Nova, Emissions Reduction, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Coal Pollution Mitigation, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle


World needs to kick its coal habit to start green recovery, says IEA head

Energy watchdog’s Fatih Birol says shift away from coal in key regions needs to be made a global priorityDependency on coal in key parts of the world is preventing a global green recovery from taking off, and the shift away from coal needs to be made a global priority, the head of the world’s energy watchdog has saidCoal still forms a key part of China’s energy system, and plans are in train for further coal-fired power plants in the country. India is also heavily dependent on coal, and despite ...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, China, India, Environment, Renewable Energy, Green Economy, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Coal, Fossil Fuels, IEA, US economy, Fatih Birol


Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industryEngineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes.The scientists insisted that such schemes are vital weapons in the battle against global heating and warn that failure to set up ways to trap carbon dioxide and store it underground would ma...
Tags: Energy, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Boris Johnson, Manufacturing sector


Australian government raises fears about the 'human cost' of China coal standoff

Like other Australian ministers, Keith Pitt has been unable to secure a call with his Chinese counterpart amid ongoing tensionsThe Morrison government is appealing to China to rule out discriminating against Australian coal, with the resources minister raising fears about the “human cost” of the standoff as seafarers are stuck aboard more than 70 ships waiting to unload the product.In an interview with Guardian Australia, Keith Pitt said the cost of coal had increased as a result of the impasse ...
Tags: Business, China, Environment, Australia news, Beijing, Mining, Asia Pacific, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Canberra, Morrison, Keith Pitt, Australian foreign policy


Labor fears humanitarian crisis on Australian coal ships stranded off China

The opposition calls on the Morrison government to work to repair the relationship with Beijing as exporters face a ‘grim’ year Australian exporters face another “grim” year driven by tensions with China while a standoff over more than 70 ships stranded with Australian coal on board threatens to cause an international humanitarian crisis, the opposition has said.While warning of the mounting economic costs to Australia, the shadow trade minister, Madeleine King, called on the Morrison government...
Tags: Business, Australia, China, Environment, Australia news, Beijing, Mining, Coal, Coalition, Labor party, Morrison, Madeleine King, Dan Tehan, Australian foreign policy


'Carbon-neutrality is a fairy tale': how the race for renewables is burning Europe's forests

Wood pellets are sold as a clean alternative to coal. But is the subsidised bioenergy boom accelerating the climate crisis?Kalev Järvik stands on a bald patch of land in the heart of Estonia’s Haanja nature reserve and remembers when he could walk straight from one side of the reserve to the other under a canopy of trees.Järvik has lived in the Haanja uplands in the southern county of Võru for more than 10 years. His closeness to the forest has shaped his life as a carpenter and the fortunes of ...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, European Union, World news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Estonia, Uk Coal, Biomass And Bioenergy, Voru, Järvik, Haanja


Developing economies need a fairer way to help them decarbonise | Kenneth Rogoff

Carbon border taxes alone will not encourage poorer countries to meet climate goalsWith the US president-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration promising a fresh, rational approach to climate change, now is an ideal time to make the case for a World Carbon Bank that would transfer and coordinate aid and technical assistance to help developing countries decarbonise. The proposed Green New Deal in the US and the European commission’s European Green Deal have laudable environmental goals but are...
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Australian coal shipments to China at standstill amid unresolved trade tensions

No ships left the big ports in Queensland and NSW in December ahead of Beijing resetting coal import quotas for the new yearHopes of an early resumption in the Australian coal trade to China have been dashed after analysis revealed no ships had left the largest export terminals in Queensland and New South Wales bound for the country last month.Market watchers say that goes against the annual trend of ships setting off for China in December, so that they arrive for the resetting of coal import qu...
Tags: Business, China, Environment, Australia news, Beijing, Mining, Asia Pacific, Coal, Queensland, New South Wales, NSW, Australian foreign policy


The Dumb Dream of Turning Coal to Gas Just Won't Die

The process of turning coal—possibly the most carbon-intensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuel—into a liquid gas fell out of favor after World War II, due to its high cost, pollution footprint, and readily available alternatives like natural gas and petroleum. But as coal for electricity and industrial use…Read more...
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