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Coal industry funding clean-coal technology with $600 million levy; incoming federal government support needed

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

In May, Australia’s black-coal industry recast a voluntary COAL21 Fund levy to raise in the order of $1 billion over the next 10 years with the aim of making affordable, low emission coal-fired electricity generation a reality, wrote Michael Roche, in The Courier Mail (9/10/2007, p. 61).

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Fledgling Climate Change Coalition runs high-profile candidates from industry and science in WA, NSW

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A former BHP Billiton executive would run for the fledgling Climate Change Coalition (CCC) on the West Australian Senate ticket, bolstering the profile of a party aiming to capitalise on growing concern about global warming, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.4). Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal plan: CO2 dumps and nuclear power to dominate future Australia carbon credit market

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The project by South Australian company Santos to capture and safely store carbon dioxide deep underground as the Cooper Basin oil and gas reservoirs reached the end of their useful life had the potential to store up to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum and up to one billion tones over its lifetime, South Australia’s Senator Simon Birmingham said in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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Dirt flies as Nationals fight to hold on to mining-rich electorate of Dawson, Qld

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to Lachlan Heywood in The Courier Mail (26/9/2007, p.11), Queensland coal miners were unwillingly funding a climate-change campaign managed by a close friend and former adviser to Greens leader Bob Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australian universities “in danger of being captured by the fossil fuel industry”

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

According to Brendan O’Keefe in The Australian (13/6/07, p. 29), Australia’s universities were in danger of being captured by the fossil fuel industry, a report released today has claimed.

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Eminently possible to deploy existing natural gas and renewable generation options, combined with demand side measures, to meet demand for electrical energy services at tenth to half greenhouse-intensity of a coal-fired power station using super-critical technology

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

In a submission to the Owen Inquiry into Electricity Supply in NSW, energy and environment consultant George Wilkenfeld said the rapid enhancement of demand side programs, the introduction of carbon pricing and strengthening the support for renewables and small-scale generation, along with
increasing net imports from Victorian and Queensland, should delay the need for new baseload generation.

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Pollution the price paid for steel, argues BlueScope Steel

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

The industry’s prime greenhouse issue was coal and coke were essential raw materials in making iron and steel. Read the rest of this entry »

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