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Despite major shifts in the industry and serious worries in coal communities, today coal still supplies nearly 40% of our electricity. According to the Bureau of Land Management, one out of every five homes and business in the US use electricity made from Wyoming coal. But what does the future look like for fossil fuels in a world where there is increasing pressure to keep them in the ground? In this series, we examine the role of coal as an energy source in a world where constraints on carbon emissions are adopted to mitigate global warming. Indeed, the challenge for governments and industry is to find a path that mitigates carbon emissions yet continues to utilize coal to meet urgent energy needs, especially in developing economies.

Future of Coal Series

Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year's record high

Dec 04, 2019 11:21 am UTC| Insights & Views

Global emissions for 2019 are predicted to hit 36.8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂), setting yet another all-time record. This disturbing result means emissions have grown by 62% since international climate...

Future of Coal Series

For hydrogen to be truly 'clean' it must be made with renewables, not coal

Dec 03, 2019 03:37 am UTC| Insights & Views

Using hydrogen as a clean fuel is an idea whose time may be coming. For Australia, producing hydrogen is alluring: it could create a lucrative new domestic industry and help the world achieve a carbon-free future. The...

Future of Coal Series

The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial

Dec 01, 2019 03:22 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that the worlds five...

Future of Coal Series

Fossil fuel divestment will increase carbon emissions, not lower them – here's why

Nov 27, 2019 12:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views

A global campaign encouraging individuals, organisations and institutional investors to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies is gathering pace. According to 350.org, US$11 trillion has already been divested...

Future of Coal Series

New report shows world is awash with fossil fuels. It's time to cut off supply

Nov 24, 2019 14:39 pm UTC| Insights & Views

A new United Nations report shows the worlds major fossil fuel producing countries, including Australia, plan to dig up far more coal, oil and gas than can be burned if the world is to prevent serious harm from climate...

Future of Coal Series

As the coal industry shrinks, miners deserve a just transition – here's what it should include

Nov 05, 2019 11:57 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Murray Energy, one of the biggest private U.S. coal companies, has become the fifth coal company to file for bankruptcy in 2019. Union leaders and many elected officials worry that in addition to the 7,000 miners on...

Future of Coal Series

Coal miners and urban greenies have one thing in common, and Labor must use it

Oct 12, 2019 09:05 am UTC| Insights & Views

Months after Labors shock election loss, it is still pondering how the Liberals metamorphosed from party of the bosses to party of the workers - one that stole an election win from under them. At the May 18 federal...

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Economy

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

UK gilts gain ahead of BoE MPC members’ speeches

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Bank of Englands (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), all due to be delivered through this week, for...

German bunds mixed ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, February employment report

The German bunds remained mixed during afternoon session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) Governor Christine Lagardes speech, due to be delivered today by 13:30GMT and the countrys employment report for...

Politics

Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor makes absurd claims; Paula White alleges she’s visited heaven, met God

Donald Trumps spiritual advisor, Paula White, just made a series of absurd claims about visiting heaven, meeting God, and being asked to return to the White House. According to Political Flare, White uses her absurd...

Melania Trump's sister Ines became an American citizen last year alongside her parents

Melania Trumps sister, Ines Knauss, and their parents reportedly received their American citizenship last year. However, not much is known about Ines other than the fact that she and Melania are very close. According to...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump relationship rumors: POTUS’s daughter’s hand appears in weird places in joint photos

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump have a very close relationship with each other. In fact, they are so close that some people are convinced that there is something romantic going on between them. Throughout the past couple...

Donald Trump coronavirus fury: Physician warns netizens to not believe anything POTUS says

Donald Trump recently made incorrect claims about the deadly Coronavirus that led a physician to warn the public about it. Earlier this week, the POTUS shockingly accused the media of hyping the virus to hurt him. More...

Twitter users believe Ivanka Trump might have photoshopped Taj Mahal photo to make her waist appear smaller

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were members of President Donald Trumps entourage during his first official visit to India. Like any other visitor to the exotic country, the White House senior political adviser did not pass...

Science

Asteroids: Expert warns of another Chelyabinsk asteroid could approach unnoticed

Back in 2013, the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia experienced an asteroid collision, injuring over a thousand people. According to an expert, such an asteroid collision may happen again as some asteroids can slip past the...

Archaeologists discover wall of human bones and skulls in Belgium cathedral

If history has shown us anything, it is that religious buildings or establishments related to a certain faith can be very haunting. A group of archaeologists found a haunting part of a certain cathedral in Belgium, made up...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

Technology

Poco India GM confirms Android 11 update for Poco X2

The Poco brand has had a busy 2020 so far following the announcement of its independence from Xiaomi (in India, at least) and the launch of its comeback device. However, it was not the Poco F2 that fans around the world...

‘NBA 2K21’ is a very possible launch title for Xbox Series X

Sports simulations are some of the best types of video games to demonstrate the power of a console, especially if it is a highly anticipated next-generation rig, such as the Xbox Series X. The console is confirmed to be...

‘eFootball PES 2021’ cover should feature Cristiano Ronaldo, per online poll

In a few months, football and video game fans around the world are likely getting an update about eFootball PES 2021, including the early teasers for the sims next iteration. Meanwhile, fans have already made their...

‘The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm’ DLC goes live on March 10 for PS4 and Xbox One

The year-long events for The Elder Scrolls Online under the series The Dark Heart of Skyrim has started this week with the release of the Harrowstorm DLC. However, the new gameplay pack is only available on PC and Mac...
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