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Tackling Australia’s Coal Mine Methane Problem

This report is an in-depth briefing from EMBER on the scale of methane emissions from Australia’s coal mines and potential actions to reduce leaks and mitigate their impact on the climate.

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Ember has conducted an in-depth analysis to equip policymakers and campaigners to understand the scale of methane emissions from Australia’s coal mines.

The report provides an overview of the policy levers and practices which could lead to a reduction in coal mine methane, and makes recommendations targeted at improving the measurement, reporting, mitigation and, ultimately, avoidance of coal mine methane emissions. Particular focus is given to Queensland and New South Wales - Australia’s two largest coal mining states.

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Unconventional Gas in the Lake Eyre Basin

October 03, 2022

A new economic analysis reveals how giving companies the right to frack for unconventional gas in Queensland’s fragile Lake Eyre Basin would be the “absolute height of folly” due to the climate impacts and predicted high costs.

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Gorman North Mapping

September 27, 2022

As many as 182 water bores used by farmers, a recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin, and important natural areas that form part of the Pilliga Forest could be put at risk if Whitehaven is allowed to develop or expand coal mines in...

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