BBC Climate Expert Explains How Australia Could Live Without Coal Exports

Coal is both Australia’s second largest export and something Australia could live without, according to the BBC.

China Backtracking?

China plans to build more coal-fired power plants and has hinted that it will rethink its timetable to slash emissions, in a significant blow to the UK’s ambitions for securing…

Australian PM Should Bring Coal to Glasgow COP26

The Saltbush Club, a group of Aussie climate rebels which includes Professor Ian Plimer and Jo Nova, suggests Aussie PM Scott Morrison should bring coal to Glasgow, to provide backup…

COP26 Climate Breakthrough? G20 Coal Use Rose 4% in 2021

According to the BBC, G20 nations are barely paying lip service to climate targets, with the scramble to restart the global economy driving an uptick in coal use.

Vijay Jayaraj: Coal Shortages Threaten Blackouts for 2.7 Billion Chinese and Indians

Asia’s and Europe’s energy crisis is a stern warning to politicians who advocate replacing coal, oil and natural gas with more expensive and intermittent wind and solar — a switch that…

What Coal Price Surge? Climate Council Predicts 20,000 Jobs to Go

In the midst of an unprecedented surge in coal price and demand, Tim Flannery’s Aussie Climate Council has urged Australia to shut down the coal industry, to protect jobs.

Massive Floods add to China’s Climate Policy Coal Crisis

Massive floods have stopped production in a major Chinese Coal producing province, likely worsening China’s ongoing energy crisis.

Queensland Government Backs Coal and Green Hydrogen

What do you do if you need the votes of coal miners, but also need the votes of inner city climate activists? Try to please both, of course.

Chinese and Indian Climate Policy Power Crisis Worsens

As China scrambles to recover from a severe coal shortage caused by Xi Jinping’s “non-negotiable” climate directives, their coal, gas and electricity buying spree is triggering shortages in India, Europe…

“Fossil-Free” Energy: India’s Aluminum Industry In Peril

The situation in India is a stark reminder to the rest of the industrialized world. The slip from abundance to deficiency is subtle and can easily happen when the share…

China Suffers Widespread Power Blackout Chaos as Strict Climate Targets Bite

Xi Jinping’s attempt to force China to hit unrealistic emissions cuts, ahead of the COP26 climate conference, has caused power blackout chaos throughout China, as cities switch off their coal…

Aussie Deputy PM Hilights Britain’s Climate Policy Energy Crisis

Australia’s Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, leader of the junior partner in Australia’s coalition government, has indicated he he will not support any legislation which threatens coal jobs.

BoJo Scolds World Leaders for Lacklustre COP26 Climate Finance Commitments

As Britain turns to coal to fend off blackouts during the Europe wide wind drought, British PM Boris Johnson has scolded other world leaders for not agreeing to a shutdown…

Renewable Britain Undersea Cable Failure Sends Electricity Prices Soaring

Britain may face the embarrassment of being forced to ramp up coal power during Glasgow COP26, as a critical undersea cable failure has cut the ability of imported French nuclear…

CNN: “Australia is shaping up to be the villain of COP26 climate talks”

UN officials, British and US politicians are urging Aussies to take Australia’s alleged ongoing climate devastation more seriously.

Britain forced to fire up coal plant amid record power prices and winter squeeze

The UK has turned to a coal-fired power station to help boost its energy supply after global gas and power prices hit new highs and wind farms produced very low…

UN Warns Australia that Climate Savvy Investors are Abandoning Coal

As Aussie coal stocks soar, likely thanks to the breakdown in climate talks between the USA and China, the UN has issued a new warning that coal is doomed.

Aussie Coal Miners Demand Compensation for when Net Zero 2050 is Declared

Coal miners are demanding handouts when the $50 billion / year export earning pits are closed, coal plants are demanding handouts to stay open, to stabilise the grid, renewable operators…

Claim: As the world battles to slash carbon emissions, Australia considers paying dirty coal stations to stay open longer

Major coal generators say the proposal will achieve this aim. But renewables operators and others oppose the plan, saying it will pay coal plants for simply existing and delay the…

Peak Coal?

Guest “Sometimes an annoying comment inspires a post,” by David Middleton Note: If you are having difficulty seeing any of the images, I reposted them in this comment. I think…

Climate Doomed by Coal… Again

Guest “I don’t care who you are. That’s funny right there!” by David Middleton HOPPY’S COMMENTARYCoal is Back… For NowBy Hoppy KerchevalAugust 23, 2021 Coal is hot. Even as the…

China To Build 43 New Coal-Fired Power Plants

The report reckons that these new coal plants and blast furnaces will add 150 million tonnes to China’s CO2 emissions. This is roughly half the UK’s total emissions.

The coal price has skyrocketed in 2021 – what does it mean for net zero?

Unless coal prices remain permanently high (unlikely), or the cost of carbon emissions is more prohibitive due to taxes or carbon trading schemes (possible, but perhaps not everywhere), or there…

Forbes: “Forget About Peak Oil – We Haven’t Even Reached Peak Coal Yet”

Mainstream media is waking up that despite billions invested in renewable energy, oil and coal use are surging.