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Australian-Japanese Coal 'Partnership' and Why Global Coal is Here to Stay

October 27, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Global Coal and the Future

Recently, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned at the opening of the Caval Ridge coal mine in Queensland against the “demonization of coal.” Abbott stressed that “coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future.[read more]

Still No Sign of the Rational Middle?

October 20, 2014 by David Hone
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Energy and Politics

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott turned up in Queensland very recently to open a coal mine. In an interview he managed to inflame a number of commentators around the world with his quote that “Coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future."[read more]

Abbot's Systematic Destruction of Solar Energy Support in Australia Continues

April 17, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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The rationale behind the Abbott Government’s incessant unravelling of support for solar power is unclear. What is clear is that almost every single day, we find another example of their systematic destruction of an opportunity that many countries would be jumping at.[read more]

Australian Government Not Coming Clean on Real Energy Policy

December 2, 2013 by Nigel Morris

It's almost 2014 and the best that our new Abbott led Government of Australia can come up with by way of an energy policy is a 7 page document loaded with out of date graphs, deceptive statements and frankly, a copy and paste of many of the policies that the preceding Government put in place.[read more]