Reports in topic: Finance & Economics

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 ECONOMICS OF COAL LEASING ON FEDERAL LANDS: Ensuring a fair return to taxpayers.

This report examines the market implications of changing royalty rates based on three potential approaches motivated by the current structure. It concludes the US Government’s federal lands coal leasing program costs taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue due to a flawed approach to valuing coal, inadequate oversight and major royalty loopholes.

Derogations From a Transition: Free E.U E.T.S allowances for the electricity sector in Poland

This 48-page report, published by Client Earth Poland, July 2016 discusses the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme and reveals most of the greenhouse gas emission allowances allocated to Poland by the European Commission and given to power generators for free have been used to fund coal-related infrastructure rather than diversifying the country’s power sector away from coal.