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It may not be coal for Christmas for Adani, unless it gets its foot in the ground. Coal image from www.shutterstock.com

Adani should bow out gracefully from its Carmichael coal mine

With the last major court case cleared, Adani is free to proceed with its Carmichael coal mine. But the business case is not looking good.
Fossil fuel industry-funded organisations have played a big role in climate denial. Coal power image from www.shutterstock.com

A brief history of fossil-fuelled climate denial

Latest revelations about Peabody's funding of groups linked to climate denial are the tip of the iceberg.
The Australian government seems to think fossil fuels need help, when businesses are deciding otherwise. Coal image from www.shutterstock.com

Fossil fuel growth centre harks back to old ideas about climate costs

Do fossil fuels need saving from efforts to combat climate change? The Australian government seems to think so, but that sort of thinking is out of date.
Prime Minister Bob Hawke opening the General Assembly of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Perth, November 1990. National Archives of Australia

Cabinet papers 1990: déjà vu? We’re having the same debate about climate as we were then

The National Archives of Australia today released selected federal cabinet records for 1990 and 1991. They reveal intense battles over Australia's domestic climate targets and, above all, a palpable determination that Australia not damage its coal revenue.
While low emissions technology might help coal, there are plenty of other energy sources competing in the post-Paris climate race. Coal image from www.shutterstock.com

After Paris, the future of Australian coal is downhill

Despite its vital role in the development of Australia's economy, the future of coal looks grim in a world aiming to limit warming to below 2℃.

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