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Indigenous Australians take fight against giant coal mine to the United Nations

For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou people have lived in the flat arid lands of central Queensland, Australia. But now they are fighting for their very existence. Earlier this month, they took their fight to the

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Almost half of Australian big business moving to renewables

Almost half of Australia’s large businesses are actively transitioning to cheaper renewable energy, including many going off the grid by building their own generators and battery storage, as power bills threaten their bottom line. A new report by the Climate

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Australia unveils emissions reduction target ahead of Paris talks

Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced cuts to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions that were immediately criticized by environmental groups and opposition politicians for lagging behind other advanced economies. The world’s largest exporter of coal and iron ore will cut emissions

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How oil flows in and out of every major region around the world

Every major economy around the world is fueled by oil. But most of them don’t produce the oil they use. In its new “Statistical Review of World Energy” report, BP included a map tracking oil trade flows around the world.

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Which countries in the world use the most coal to generate electricity

Coal is one of the most polluting ways to generate electricity, and regions like Europe have been trying hard in recent years to phase it out. But simultaneous industrialization in other parts of the world has counterbalanced the efforts. China’s

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Three years ago this coal mine was worth $624 million. Now it sold for $1

The destructive force of a collapse in world coal prices has been underscored by the sale of a mine valued at A$860 million ($631 million) three years ago for just a dollar. Brazilian miner Vale SA and Japan’s Sumitomo Corp.

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Abbott government extends renewable energy investment ban to solar power

A directive banning the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in existing wind technology will also apply to small-scale solar projects, a move that will effectively throttle the industry, the Australian Solar Council said. The federal government confirmed that

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