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Snow Job: why the cover-up over Snowy Hydro 2.0?

Snow Job: why the cover-up over Snowy Hydro 2.0?

The National Parks Association of NSW and ex-Energy Australia chair Ted Woodley are considering a legal challenge to the $10 billion Snowy 2.0, which they say will push back the transition to renewable energy and destroy thousands of hectares of national park, in light of the fact that the whole project hinges on a 30-year-old report. which is being kept secret writes Callum Foote.

A Savage Call: energy tsar calls time on Australia’s gas cartel

A Savage Call: energy tsar calls time on Australia’s gas cartel

The Government and its Covid Commission are pushing a $6 billion gas pipeline while new energy regulator, Clare Savage, calls into question the future of the gas networks. Meanwhile Australians still pay more for gas than customers overseas pay for Australian gas. Michael West reports on the momentous upheaval in energy.

Environment Minister approves Whitehaven’s tenth coal mine

Environment Minister approves Whitehaven’s tenth coal mine

The state’s 52nd coal mine, and the first since Covid, has been approved by the Minister for the Environment in NSW amid plunging coal prices and huge local opposition. The fate of Whitehaven’s Vickery mine, and its impact on farmers around Narrabri, now lies in the hands of the NSW’s independent planning commissioners

Revisiting failed climate strategy of CCS renders investors speechless

Revisiting failed climate strategy of CCS renders investors speechless

Carbon capture and storage, the prohibitively expensive climate mitigation strategy, is back on the Coalition’s agenda. Yet the facts speak for themselves. Of Shell’s total emissions of 656 million tonnes a year, its two CCS plants remove just 5 million tonnes a year from the atmosphere; the few plants in the world only exist because of huge government subsidies; while European oil companies use CCS primarily as a “feel-good” marketing message. Tim Buckley reports.

Since when is it a crime to report a crime? Bernard Collaery exposes the Timor Sea betrayal

Since when is it a crime to report a crime? Bernard Collaery exposes the Timor Sea betrayal

With the release of his book, Oil Under Troubled Water, to coincide with Witness K’s closed court plea hearing this month, ACT lawyer, Bernard Collaery, has raised the stakes on who the real wrong-doers are in this unedifying story of how the Howard Government defied international law to spy on it’s cash-strapped neighbour to profit from oil in the Timor Sea. Callum Foote reports.

Pull out or perish: behind Blackrock’s grand exit from coal

Pull out or perish: behind Blackrock’s grand exit from coal

BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund, is quitting thermal coal. The move by the $10 trillion fund has stunned financial markets. While the people protest in the streets, progressive analysts such as IEEFA’s Buckley, who had lobbied hard for the BlackRock decision, protest about climate change to global finance bosses.

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