|Big Shift, Christian Aid, September 2015.|
Christian Aid, a leading UK development group, has launched its Big Shift campaign to persuade the UK government and industry to move away from the use of coal and other fossil fuels. The group’s website includes a pocket guide to the campaign, a Q & A sheet and a campaign briefing. The documents are here.
Adani: Remote Prospects, Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, September 2015. (Pdf)
This report is an update on earlier analysis of the financial viability of Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin and finds that it is now even more unbankable.
European Coal Map, Climate Action Network Europe, September 2015.
The European Coal Map displays key data on Europe’s coal problem: greenhouse gas emissions, the impact on health from pollution, where the existing and proposed coal plants are and what action governments are taking. The site also features the stories of twenty campaigns against coal from across Europe.
Assessing Thermal Coal Production Subsidies, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Energy Transition Advisors, the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis and Earth Track, September 2015.
This report finds that coal from the Powder River Basin in the US and Australia is subsidised by almost US$8 per tonne and US$4 per tonne respectively. The report argues that the removal of the subsidies would reduce demand and cut greenhouse gas emissions.