How Big Coal is Lobbying G20 Leaders and Trying to Capture the Global Poverty Debate
“As the November G20 leaders summit approaches in Brisbane, the Australian Government has already scrubbed the words ‘climate change’ from the meeting agenda, which will focus on driving economic growth. But Peabody [Energy] has been busy trying to get its own particular view of ‘energy poverty’ in front of the G20 world leaders,” writes Graham Readfearn in The Guardian.
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Will a Dirty Kosovo Coal Plant Spoil the World Bank’s Clean Energy Record?
“For the fourth year in a row, the World Bank’s investments are coal-free. But the real test of the strength of this commitment will come when the bank decides whether or not to fund the Kosovo C coal-fired power plant in Kosovo,” writes Justin Guay from the Sierra Club in Huffington Post.
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The Incredible Shrinking Australian Coal Industry
“A lot has changed in the last few years. Just a few years ago, with prices of both thermal and coking coal through the roof, it was cigars and caviar time for an industry who were proposing more new projects than you could point an activist at. A long and glorious future was expected, based on China’s insatiable demand for coal – our coal,” writes Julien Vincent from Market Forces in RenewEconomy.
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