Tag: Coal

Australia urged to support Asian Development Bank plan to end fossil fuel financing

Thirty-five organisations implore Australia, which is ADB’s fifth-largest shareholder, to help the region ‘make a just and equitable low-carbon transition’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Australian government is being urged to support an end to the financing of fossil fuel projects as the Asian Development Bank prepares to signs […]

Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement

Report by climate groups found more than three-quarters of projects were discarded after the deal was signed The global pipeline of new coal power plants has collapsed since the 2015 Paris climate agreement, according to research that suggests the end of the polluting energy source is in sight. The report found that more than three-quarters […]

Liberal Andrew Bragg urges Scott Morrison to commit to net zero

Barnaby Joyce declares test for Nationals to sign up will be impact on jobs ‘in Muswellbrook’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Liberal senator Andrew Bragg has urged Scott Morrison to commit to net zero emissions at the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow as the Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has […]

‘No place to hide’: pressure on Australia to end support for new fossil fuel projects after IPCC report

Climate campaigners say dire landmark findings mean the federal government must abandon gas basin and coalmine expansions Australian politicians are facing calls to accept the era of new fossil fuel investments should end immediately after a major report on the climate crisis confirmed it was already causing havoc across the planet, with worse to come. […]

Australia is at the climate crossroads. The choice is yours, mates | Michael Mann

One path leads to suffering and ruin. The other to a safe and vital future. But you must leave fossil fuels behind Australia stands at a crossroads, once more. While most of the world has started down a path toward building a cleaner, safer energy and climate future, the Australian government remains stuck in place. […]

We are passionate climate warriors. Our legal battle is not over but my heart is a bit lighter | Ava Princi

As a student striker I’m used to being dismissed by adults, so this judgment to protect us from the climate crisis is exciting Seven other Australian high school students and I made history on Thursday. We sat in the federal court in Sydney, holding hands and barely breathing, and heard Justice Mordecai Bromberg say that […]

Investing in coal power would be an expensive mistake | Trent Zimmerman and Philip Dunne

The UK has enormous capacity to increase its energy supply from offshore wind. Australia too has vast potential for wind and solar power Wherever you are on the planet, the last 12 months have been very difficult. In seeking the strongest economic recovery from the pandemic, it is understandable that many on the centre-right in […]

UK banks’ support for coal industry has risen since 2015 Paris climate pact

Lenders including Barclays and HSBC provided services and loans worth £21.9bn in 2019 British banks’ financial support for companies involved in the coal industry has risen since the 2015 Paris agreement, despite their pledges to wind down financing for a sector seen as a significant obstacle to tackling global heating. UK lenders provided loans and […]

Cumbria mine: what will the public inquiry look at?

Communities secretary cited climate change and controversy for ‘calling in’ deep coalmine decision A public inquiry is to be held into plans for the UK’s first new deep coalmine in decades after the communities secretary “called in” the decision on the project, taking it out of the hands of local government. Facing a legal challenge, […]

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: top scientist slams UK government over coalmine

Exclusive: Prof Sir Robert Watson says backing of Cumbrian mine refutes claims of climate leadership One of the UK’s most eminent environmental scientists has called the government’s failure to block a new coalmine in Cumbria “absolutely ridiculous”. Prof Sir Robert Watson said the UK’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 to tackle the climate […]