Reports

Dodging clean up costs: Six tricks coal mining companies play

This report looks at six methods that coal companies operating in Australia currently use to avoid, minimize or delay their rehabilitation obligations in New South Wales and Queensland. The report finds that the existing legal framework allows public and private companies to rort the system by avoiding their rehabilitation responsibilities. The result is unnecessary, and in some cases extreme, costs that are borne by the taxpayer when proper rehabilitation is performed.

The incompatibility of high-efficient coal technology with 2 degrees scenarios

This report shows that high efficiency coal plants are incompatible with the goal to keep global temperature rises to under 2°C. The global carbon budget and the time remaining to reduce greenhouse gas emissions simply do not allow for replacement of retired coal plants with new more efficient coal plants, let alone construction of new coal plants, regardless of the technology.