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Fact check: Will Adani’s coal mine really boost employment by 10,000 jobs?

Members of the Abbott Government assert the Carmichael Coal Mine will create 10,000 jobs, while others say it's more like 1,464 jobs. Without government subsidies the mine will probably produce no jobs, but which number is right?

WA Treasurer: Gas and coal plant to shut, solar to meet 'bulk' of Perth’s daytime load

Treasurer Nahan says solar PV will, 'displace a lot of the existing capacity. It’s low-priced, it’s democratically determined and it’s something we’re committed to facilitating'. This is a guy who used to be the head of the right wing Institute of Public Affairs.

Gas demand may halve according to Melbourne University’s Energy Institute

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Cheaper cost of efficient electric appliances could decimate residential gas demand.

Fracking caused small Canadian earthquake

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British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission says 4.4 magnitude quake 'triggered by fluid hydraulic fracturing'.

What’s gone wrong for carbon capture and storage?

It looked bad back in 2008 and it looks even worse now - carbon capture and storage projects have barely progressed and where they have progressed they've been horribly expensive.

The numbers on India's plan to reduce coal imports

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The Indian Government's plan to no longer need coal imports will require overcoming a number of significant past problems afflicting their domestic coal industry.

Senate inquiry to hear farmers' concerns about gas and coal mining

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Farming groups to present case for giving them greater rights over gas and coal mining to Senate inquiry.

ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels and target 100% renewable energy

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Aiming for 100% renewables by 2025 and Labor conference passes motion for fossil fuel divestment.

Treasurer Hockey aiming to make Adani rail line financially viable

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Says Fed and QLD gov't 'doing everything they can', refuses to provide details of possible subsidies.

BlueScope may close Australian steelmaking

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CEO says low global steel prices mean it's cheaper to import steel.

Final decision looming on Abbot Point

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A final decision on approving port expansion to support coal mining projects in Galilee Basin could be delivered within months.

Palmer to oppose government environmental law change

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Palmer won't vote for government overturning legal appeal rights.

New QLD coal mine granted environmental approval

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Federal government grants approval to Red Hill underground mine.

Victoria not ready to lift fracking moratorium

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Auditor General's report finds Victorian Government not prepared to manage risks.

Origin urges shut-down of coal - here’s why a purist ETS has been abandoned

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Origin Energy is urging the Victorian Government to regulate the closure of coal, joining similar calls from AGL and EnergyAustralia. Two graphs show why Australia has given up on a purist ETS approach to decarbonising the power sector.

Indonesia air pollution: Tens of thousands of lives at risk from new coal plants

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The Indonesian government’s plan to build 117 new coal-fired power plants could cause tens of thousands of premature deaths, according to a new analysis.

Qld govt receives Katter ultimatum, wants rail for Galilee coal

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Katter Party warns it could withdraw support, wants coal rail, ethanol, subsidised electricity and gas reservation.

Argument for slashing RET miraculously disappears

EnergyAustralia's parent company has joined AGL in asking government to shut down power capacity. Why? Apparently it's because we can't fit in extra renewable energy, not to help them out. But new data suggest the overcapacity issue is solving itself.

ANZ Bank says off-grid renewables are a better option

ANZ's chief executive says advancements in energy technologies and storage means that industrialising countries can widen access to cheaper electricity by bypassing the grid and conventional power stations.

Blow to seaborne coal as India’s own output surges

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Coal India output up 10.5% over four months. Coal Ministry secretary says imports to decline 'drastically'.

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