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‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisisThe G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis.This backing for coal, oil and gas is “​​reckless” in the face of the escalating climate emergency, according to the report’s authors, and urgent action is needed to phase out the support. The $3.3tn could have bui...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, Environment, US, G20, World news, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Global climate talks, Paris Climate Agreement, COP 21: Paris climate change conference 2015


Critical climate plans hang on future international finance

Failing to invest in a greener economy could cost South Africa trillions, but calls to mobilise capital come amid fiscal strain The post Critical climate plans hang on future international finance appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Green Economy, Economy, South Africa, Coal, Treasury, Carbon Emissions, Financing, Greenhouse Gas, Eskom, Energy Transition, Top Six, COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Subs-only, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies


Report on local financial institutions’ AGMs shows climate pressure is gaining momentum

A Just Share report on the AGMs of seven of SA’s biggest financiers found their climate commitments show promise, but timelines remain sketchy The post Report on local financial institutions’ AGMs shows climate pressure is gaining momentum appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Top Six, ABSA, Activist Shareholders, AGMs, Annual General Meetings, BANKS, Capitalworks, Climate Change, COAL, Exxaro Resources, Fikile Ntshangase, Financial Institutions, Financiers, Fossil financing, Greenwashing


Renewables make financial sense

Despite this, a new report has found that investment in Covid financial recovery packages focus on fossil fuels The post Renewables make financial sense appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, South Africa, Coal, Fossil Fuels, IRENA, Climate Action Network, Top Six, Low Carbon, RE100, Sam Kimmins, Francesco La Camera, COVID, Rana Adib, REN21


Five Asian countries account for 80% of new coal power investment

China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam plan to build more than 600 coal power unitsFive Asian countries are jeopardising global climate ambitions by investing in 80% of the world’s planned new coal plants, according to a report.Carbon Tracker, a financial thinktank, has found that China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam plan to build more than 600 coal power units, even though renewable energy is cheaper than most new coal plants. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Business, Japan, Climate Change, Indonesia, China, India, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Vietnam, Carbon Tracker, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Barnaby Joyce says Australia needs low-emission coal stations and backs nuclear power

Deputy prime minister also blasts banks for managing carbon risk and supports coal exports in Sky News interviewThe newly returned Nationals leader and deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says Australia needs high-efficiency, low-emission coal power stations, as well as revenue from continuing exports of thermal coal, to bankroll social services.While metropolitan Liberals have made it clear they will not support new coal-fired power, and the International Energy Agency has advised wealthy count...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, National party, Barnaby Joyce, International Energy Agency, Joyce


Covid financial recovery packages investment focused on fossil fuels – new report

The shift to renewable energy makes financial sense The post Covid financial recovery packages investment focused on fossil fuels – new report appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Transition, South Africa, Coal, Fossil Fuels, IRENA, Climate Action Network, Low Carbon, RE100, Sam Kimmins, Francesco La Camera, Rana Adib, REN21, Stephan Singer


Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costsAlmost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).The agency found that the falling cost of new windfarms and solar panels meant 62% of new renewable energy projects could undercut the cost of up to 800 gigaw...
Tags: Energy, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Wind Power, Solar Power, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA


Coal Miners Go on Strike and Fox News Goes Silent

Early Tuesday morning, dozens of mineworkers from Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal Mine headed to New York City’s financial district. There, they protested outside the Wall Street firms that own controlling shares of their employer, including BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Friends, New York City, Alabama, Hillary Clinton, Coal, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Blackrock, Coal Mining, RACHEL CAMPOS DUFFY, Physical Sciences, Fuels, Warrior Met Coal


Young people call for an end to the terrible legacy of coal

‘The generation of 1976 did not fight to end the injustices of their time only for there to be the dawn of a climate apartheid’ The post Young people call for an end to the terrible legacy of coal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Life, Environment, Youth, Renewable Energy, South Africa, Coal, Electricity, Emergency, Activists, Social Justice, Access to water, Openaccess, Apartheid, Climate Justice, Top Six, Humanitarian Crisis


Donors pull support after University of Newcastle appoints coalmining executive Mark Vaile chancellor

In an open letter, 16 philanthropists said they would not support the appointment of ‘someone who is determined to build new coal mines’Major donors to the University of Newcastle have pulled their support after coalmining executive Mark Vaile was appointed the institution’s new chancellor.Vaile, a former federal Nationals leader and the current chairman of Whitehaven Coal, was named the university’s new chancellor earlier this month, a decision that prompted a member of the university council t...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian education, Australian Universities, Newcastle And The Hunter, University of Newcastle, Whitehaven Coal, Mark Vaile, Vaile


Petro states: What happens when 30% of your national budget disappears in a decade?

As the demand for oil shrinks and prices collapse, Africa’s petro states — the likes of Angola, Nigeria, Egypt and Equatorial Guinea — will be left with massive holes in their budgets The post Petro states: What happens when 30% of your national budget disappears in a decade? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, ExxonMobil, Investment, Egypt, Pollution, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Budgets, Angola, Carbon Emissions, Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Oil Price, International Monetary Fund, World Bank


A Bizarre Coal Industry Propaganda Program Is Infiltrating K-12 Classrooms

Next week, dozens of teachers from North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Iowa will descend on Bismarck State College in North Dakota for the annual three-day Lignite Energy Council Teacher’s Seminar. Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Environment, Coal, North Dakota, Iowa, Geology, Coal Mining, LEC, Physical Sciences, Fuels, Bismarck State College, Lignite, Otter Tail Power, Bizarre Coal Industry Propaganda Program, North Dakota Minnesota Montana South Dakota


Polish government faces court action over failure to tackle climate crisis

Five citizens accuse government of failing to protect them from impacts of global heatingFive Polish citizens are taking their government to court over its failure to protect them from the impacts of the climate crisis.They say the state has breached their rights to life, health and family life by delaying action to cut national carbon emissions and propping up the coal industry. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Law, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Poland


Masoga’s glowing article about the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone is disturbing

The chief executive ignores the fact that public participation has been minimal, details of jobs to be created are missing and the greenhouse gas emissions will be way off the Paris Agreement target The post Masoga’s glowing article about the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone is disturbing appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Coal, Openaccess, LEDA, Paris Agreement, cer, Environmental Impact Assessment, Centre For Environmental Rights, Public Participation, MMSEZ, Earthlife Africa, Limpopo Economic Development Agency, Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone, Metallurgical, National Environment Management Act, Lehlogonolo Masoga


Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

Eight teenagers, along with 86-year-old nun, launched case to prevent the approval of a massive coalmineThe federal court of Australia has found the environment minister, Sussan Ley, has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis in a judgment hailed by lawyers and teenagers who brought the case as a world first.Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun had sought an injunction to prevent Ley approving a proposal by Whitehaven Coal to expand the Vickery coalmine in northern New...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Mining, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sussan Ley, Whitehaven Coal, Ley, Law (Australia


Poland defies EU court by refusing to close major brown coalmine

Shutting Turów lignite mine would cause thousands of job losses, says development ministerPoland’s government has defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate closure of a major brown coalmine, with officials saying it would shake the nation’s energy system and lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.The country’s development minister, Jarosław Gowin, said Poland would not shut the lignite mine in Turów, on the border with Germany and the Czech Republic, but inst...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Germany, Environment, Eu, European Union, World news, Czech Republic, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Turow, Jarosław Gowin


The Nationals’ victory in Upper Hunter byelection may owe more to Berejiklian and Hanson than John Barilaro | Anne Davies

More Labor voters prefer the premier than Jodi McKay, while One Nation’s spirited campaign in the NSW seat doomed Shooters, Fishers and Farmers to electoral failureNew South Wales Nationals leader John Barilaro has proclaimed “the Nationals are back” and all but declared victory for Dave Layzell in the coalmining and rural seat of Upper Hunter – but he should probably be thanking One Nation.For Labor too there will be some soul-searching and pressure on opposition leader, Jodi McKay, to consider...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Australia news, Mining, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Farmers, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, National party, Malcolm Turnbull, South Wales, Hunter


Upper Hunter byelection: Labor concedes to National party in crucial NSW vote

Nationals candidate David Layzell is ahead with 31.22% of first-preference votes Labor has conceded to the Nationals in the NSW Upper Hunter byelection.“Earlier this morning, I phoned David Layzell to congratulate him on his election as the next member for Upper Hunter,” ALP candidate Jeff Drayton said in statement. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, National party, Hunter, Hunter Valley, Gladys Berejiklian


Richest nations agree to end support for coal production overseas

G7 countries reaffirm commitment to limit global heating to 1.5C after nearly two days of wranglingThe world’s richest nations have agreed to end their financial support for coal development overseas, in a major step towards phasing out the dirtiest fossil fuel.At a meeting of the G7 environment and energy ministers, held virtually by the UK on Thursday and Friday, after nearly two days of wrangling all reaffirmed their commitment to limiting global heating to 1.5C, and committed to phase out co...
Tags: Energy, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Green Economy, World news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, G7, Paris Climate Agreement, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Platinum records for South African mines

The miners are in a comfortable position as the world creeps towards a lower-carbon future The post Platinum records for South African mines appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, China, Coal, Electric Vehicles, Pwc, Deloitte, Platinum, International Energy Agency, Impala Platinum, Palladium, Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin, Andries Rossouw, Statistics South Africa, Neal Froneman, CO2 emissions


The Musina-Makhado zone puts people first, says its chief executive

Lehlogonolo Masoga has said that critical inputs from environmental and justice organisations and residents in the Vhembe area have been considered The post The Musina-Makhado zone puts people first, says its chief executive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elon Musk, Jobs, Water, Tesla, Article, Coal, LEDA, Vhembe, Paris Agreement, Ledet, Just Transition, South Africa (country, Environment and Tourism, MMSEZ, Shenzhen Hoi Mor, Limpopo Economic Development Agency


Musina-Makhado metallurgical zone revision a back-peddle or a back door?

The environmental and social impact of the special economic zone has been reduced, but Chinese investment and loans haven’t been disclosed, job creation is uncertain, and water use and toxic waste remain troubling The post Musina-Makhado metallurgical zone revision a back-peddle or a back door? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jobs, Opinion, Water, Coal, LEDA, Ledet, South Africa (country, Environment and Tourism, Shenzhen Hoi Mor, Musina Makhado, Limpopo Economic Development Agency, Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone, Delta BEC. Limpopo economic development, Vhembe biosphere


Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year

New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in capacityThe world’s renewable energy industry grew at its fastest pace since 1999 last year, despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and may have established a standard for growth in the future, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).The global energy watchdog revealed that the delivery of renewable energy projects, including windfarms and solar power projects, grew by 45% last year in a...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, China, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, World news, Asia Pacific, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wind Power, Solar Power, International Energy Agency IEA, China Europe


Alabama Coal Mine Seems to Be Leaking Pollution While Its Workers Are on Strike

It’s sunny and in the mid-70s in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama right now. Normally, that would be prime conditions for a swim in Davis Creek or Texas Creek. But right now, both are running black, full of thick wastewater runoff. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Mining, Pollution, Coal, Coal Mining, Walter Energy, Tyson Foods, Phil Smith, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Texas Creek, Davis Creek, Coal Industry, Fuels, Warrior Met Coal


Natural Gas Is Now More Deadly Than Coal in 19 States

Unhealthy air pollution generally brings to mind coal-fired plants spewing black soot from a smokestack. But that image may quickly be becoming outdated. A study published on Wednesday in Environmental Research Letters found that using natural gas and biomass in sources like buildings and industrial boilers actually…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Air Pollution, Coal, Sustainable Energy, Environmental Research Letters, Energy Economics, Emissions Reduction, Climate Forcing, Climate Variability And Change, Particulates, Jonathan Buonocore, Air Pollution In India


‘I’m not selling’: what happens when an Australian town is consumed by a US coalminer?

Col Faulkner, 68, owns the only house in Wollar that hasn’t been bought up by US-based miner PeabodyBev Smiles usually turns up at least an hour before the start of any functions at Wollar’s community hall – a spot for many a dance and committee meeting over the years.“We have to get in early with leaf blowers to get an inch of dust off the floor – every surface in the hall is black,” Smiles says. “That’s what people’s kitchens are like.” Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, US, Australia news, Mining, Coal, Fossil Fuels, New South Wales, Col Faulkner, Wollar, PeabodyBev Smiles


Global alliance for phasing out coal not fit for purpose, says NGO

Powering Past Coal Alliance accused of failing to follow up on pledges as many countries expand use of coalAn attempt by the UK government to encourage countries and businesses around the world to quit coal for power generation is failing to make an impact, and in danger of being used as “greenwash”, an assessment has found.The Powering Past Coal Alliance, led by the UK and Canada, with 111 members including 24 governments, local governments and businesses, is a key plank of Boris Johnson’s stra...
Tags: Energy, Business, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Americas, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Canada, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global climate talks, Un, Glasgow


Dearth from above: aerial images of a vanishing America – in pictures

From abandoned car plants to poisoned and dried-out lakes, Travis Fox’s bird’s eye views of the US capture the nation’s terrifying pace of change Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Environment, US, America, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Automotive Industry, Travis Fox


NSW planning body gives green light to Hunter Valley coalmine expansion

Ahead of a looming by-election, residents express outrage about the decision, saying ‘it’s not an expansion, it’s a whole new pit’A coalmine in the Upper Hunter Valley has been given approval to expand by the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission.Mangoola Coal Operations, a subsidiary of Glencore Coal, applied to extract an additional 52m tonnes of coal over eight years at the Mangoola mine near Muswellbrook. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Australia news, Mining, Coal, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter Valley, Glencore Coal, Mangoola, Muswellbrook Continue