Three ‘just transition’ priorities identified by the coal-mining communities of the Hunter Valley in NSW hold lessons for the rest of Australia, and the world.
Environmental management accounting can be used to identify, analyse, manage and reduce environmental costs.
The world is moving away fossil fuels, and there’s nothing Australia can do about it. Racing to dig up and sell whatever fossil fuels we can before the timer stops is not a future-proof strategy.
Among modern Liberals it’s patently heresy to ask how rushing to green light 11 proposed coal mines in the Hunter Valley helps the struggling coal industry.
The damage mining causes to Sydney’s water supplies is unsustainable, and the law has failed to stop it.
The threat of a large lawsuit could be enough to discourage some countries from taking action on climate change.
Queenslanders head to the polls tomorrow. The Palaszczuk Labor government has vocally backed the resources industry – but our research suggests the issue will not decide the election result.
Some coal workers have the right skills and work in the right location to get a job in renewables. But many, such as semi-skilled machine operators, cannot.
It’d be a matter of switching 20-25,000 jobs. During coronavirus, we shut down three million, and dealt with the consequences impressively.
South Africa envisages the gradual closure of older coal plants, mostly located in Mpumalanga. Can these coal fields be turned into renewable energy hubs?
Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.
It’s more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn’t easy.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese will emphasise his party’s pro-business stance in a speech on Tuesday, departing from Bill Shorten’s criticism of the “top end of town”.
Our research looked at what did – and didn’t – work in Canada, Australia and Germany.
Cumbria council has approved the £165m Woodhouse colliery – and highlighted the failings of national climate policy.
As coal companies look for ways to cut costs, many are reneging on their promises for health care for retired miners. Unless Congress intervenes, these miners could face ill health and poverty.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
A NSW court’s decision to rule out a coalmine on the basis of climate change could signal a turning of the tide in an arena where environmental litigants have previously struggled to gain traction.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
The UN climate talks are being held in a nation dominated by cheap coal.