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Reform of the EPBC Act Water Trigger

February 06, 2024

A new expert report exposes how big gas projects are exploiting failings in federal laws designed to protect one of Australia's most precious resources - water. But the report Reform of the EPBC Act Water Trigger, written by hydrologist Dr Matthew Currell and environmental advocacy Earth...

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Safeguard Mechanism Report

October 09, 2023

Read the Full ReportEnergy Resource Insights Briefing Report: Money for Nothing - Australia coal mines under the reformed Safeguard Mechanism The report finds that: A number of large Australian coal mines will be able to significantly increase their emissions this decade under the reformed...

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Queensland Fugitive Emissions

September 07, 2023

Queensland has a longstanding history of exporting carbon pollution to the world, primarily in the form of coal extracted from its mines. The carbon emissions contained in this exported coal is around four times more than Queensland’s domestic emissions annually. However, as we bring...

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Methane from fossil fuels is elephant in room in Safeguard Mechanism

March 29, 2023

A new report by renowned environmental scientist Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe finds that methane emissions from coal, oil and gas facilities make up ~70% of total greenhouse gas emissions covered under the federal Safeguard Mechanism (SGM), when the global warming impact is calculated over...

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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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Ember Report

June 08, 2022

Tackling Australia’s Coal Mine Methane ProblemThis 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. Read and download the report here Ember has...

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'F for Fail': Legal analysis of the implementation of NT Fracking Inquiry recommendations

February 22, 2022

New forensic legal analysis has revealed stark failings in the NT Government’s implementation of Justice Pepper’s recommendations from the NT Fracking Inquiry. Chief Minister Gunner has repeatedly promised to implement all recommendations in full – including in the lead-up to the last election. However,...

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Emissions from potential gas development, Queensland Lake Eyre Basin

February 06, 2022

This report calculates the likely carbon emissions of two gas development scenarios in Queensland’s Lake Eyre Basin. Emissions for a low export gas scenario (400PJ/year) and a high export gas scenario (2,000PJ/year) have been calculated using the most recent edition of the Australian government’s...

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REPUTEX Analysis of Beetaloo Gas Basin Emissions

October 10, 2021

A new in-depth economic and climate analysis reveals it is unlikely gas companies could make money from fracking the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin while also fully and accurately offsetting their domestic lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions.

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