Category Archives for Australia
On December 28th, Bechtel began loading LNG sourced from coal seams at their Queensland Curtis LNG facility. The QCLNG project connects more than 2,000 onshore wells, which flow into a 335 mile pipeline that moves the gas to the liquefaction facility … Continue reading
Interesting research from Australia describes how the scented vapors from pine tress (as well as emissions from volcanic activity and burning coal and oil) form aerosols that reflect sunlight back into space, thereby cooling the atmosphere. The findings of a … Continue reading
Fundamental policy fact #5 – there is no–I’ll repeat it, to ensure it is heard–NO such thing as “policy certainty.” “Additionally, the Australian case shows that while the government promised in 2010 that it wasn’t going to implement a carbon … Continue reading
This July 20 Reuters article demonstrates that global CO2 emissions will rise or fall based largely on what China, India, and the remainder of the developing world do. The article details the findings of the recent European Commission’s Joint Research … Continue reading
Interesting article on the Australian Financial Review. Australian energy use is in decline because of increasing costs, however energy use peaks are worsening during times of extreme heat. Declining energy use is making it more difficult for energy producers to … Continue reading
Looks like the USA isn’t the only place that onerous regulations are ensuring fewer jobs and higher energy prices. This news.com.au story describes how the Aussie’s impending carbon tax will cost the Australian coal industry AUS $ 18 billion. THE … Continue reading
Ralph Hillman, Executive Director of the Australian Coal Association discusses Australian efforts to implement carbon capture and storage (CCS), the recent Senate vote on the ETS, and the COP15 conference in Copenhagen.
The Australian Senate has voted against their proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS) a second time. Further debate saw the Senate then reject a motion for a third reading of the bill. (The Aussie emissions trading scheme is similar to the … Continue reading
Indian utility, Spice Energy has inked a 20-year agreement with PT Tambang Batubara (an Indonesian coal mining company) to supply their proposed 1,000 MW coal-fueled generation plant with 6 million metric tonnes annually beginning in 2011.
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As many as 2,000 Kentucky miners rallied at the state capital yesterday to protest a bill aimed at stopping a mining technique known as "mountaintop removal." If passed, thousands of miners could be put out of work and the economic well-being of the area could be severely impacted.
This WKYT.com report provides a short description and video of the miner’s actions.
Kudos to the miners for standing up for their way of lives and for defending the mining industry’s proactive actions to reclaim mine sites as wel as its provision of thousands of jobs and economic stability to the area.
It’s always time to stand up behind the men and women who help keep the American coal mining industry running.
Good for you!!