Claim: New British Coal Mine Represents a Failure of Climate Activist Engagement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to The Conversation, if climate activists made more effort to engage with ordinary people in deprived areas, they would reject well paid coal mining jobs. Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades – a result of pretending climate change isn’t political March 22, 2019 5.18am AEDTRebecca WillisResearcher…

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Aussie Court Rejects New Coal Mine Because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An Australian court has just rejected an application to build a new coal mine, because of the alleged impact burning coal extracted from the mine would have on global warming. Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds Michael McGowan Fri 8 Feb 2019 10.20 AEDT Last modified…

Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal

From VOA News Europe Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal February 02, 2019 10:07 PM Reuters FILE – Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jaenschwalde coal-fired power plant of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG in Jaenschwalde, Germany, Jan. 24, 2019. Germany’s phasing out of coal-fired power stations could be delayed beyond 2038…

China not ‘walking the walk’ on methane emissions

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 29-Jan-2019 Chinese regulations on coal mining have not curbed the nation’s growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, DC–Chinese regulations on coal mining have not curbed the nation’s growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended, says new research from a…

A Christmas mercury miracle

From the IEA Clean Coal Centre – when the data fit the model, and mercury emissions come for free Mercury is a menace. It is an environmental liability and global emissions of this toxic metal continue to increase. (Several reports on mercury have been produced by the IEA Clean Coal Centre and all are available…

China is building coal power again

From China Dialog Feng Hao 28.09.2018 Experts are calling for the government to return to cutting capacity after policy reversal, reports Feng Hao *Updated Sept. 27 CoalSwarm published a report on September 26 warning that 259 gigawatts of coal power capacity – equivalent to the entire coal power fleet of the United States – is…