Australian coal industry in deep denial of China’s dirty coal policy
“The reaction of the coal industry to the recently-released Chinese government restrictions on dirty coal use in key coastal regions reveals an industry in deep denial that the glory days of high prices and ever-increasing exports to China are over,” writes Bob Burton in RenewEconomy.
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A New Coal Power Station the Industry Won’t Boast About
“When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by
the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical about the world’s latest coal-fired power station being ‘reliable’. Since the first of the plant’s three 300 megawatt (MW) generating units was commissioned in March 2011, the Chinese-funded-and-built power station has become an example of a coal plant that is hopelessly unreliable,” writes Bob Burton in Huffington Post.
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World Looks to OECD as High Level Commission Calls for Phasing Out Coal
“The high powered Global Commission on the Climate and Economy released its flagship report on global coal use and the economy: The New Climate Economy. The report pulls no punches when it comes to coal, including a call for a global coal phase out involving an immediate end to investments in new unabated coal-fired power plants globally and the retirement of existing unabated coal-fired power plants in high income countries,” writes Justin Guay from the Sierra Club in Huffington Post.
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