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Emissions from recently approved fossil fuel projects in New South Wales

July 31, 2021

A new expert analysis reveals operational emissions produced from the eight major fossil fuel projects approved by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) since the authority was created will total nearly 90 million tonnes. This is the same amount the NSW Government's Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap...

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Western Coalfields Strategic Release Mapping and Analysis

June 25, 2021

A new analysis of the region earmarked for release to coal mining in Central West NSW has revealed what could be lost if Berejiklian Government plans are successful. Public consultation is now underway into the proposed release of land known as Hawkins and Rumker...

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VIC gas demand

June 03, 2020

The 2019 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) and Victorian Gas Planning Reports (VGPR) prepared by AEMO flagged a gas supply shortfall from 2024 onwards due to: •Falling production levels from existing southern gas fields •Uncertainties around southern prospective resources (un-explored but estimated to exist)...

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Too High A Price to Pay: Pegasus Economics Report on the Narrabri Gas Project

October 16, 2019

Read the expert report by Pegasus Economics exposing the fact that the Narrabri Gas Project will do nothing to bring down gas prices in NSW and is not needed.   This damning October 2019 report reveals the extent of Santos' involvement in creating the high...

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Climate Change Impacts of Proposed Shale Gas Development in the NT

October 16, 2019

This new report by Professor Ian Lowe (BSc, NSW; DPhil, York, UK; DSc, NSW) looks at the potential climate impacts of proposed shale gas development in the Northern Territory. The report shows that approving the proposed development of shale gas from the Beetaloo Sub-Basin or...

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Weathering the storm: the case for transforming the Hunter Valley

February 06, 2019

A new report dramatically predicts that early action to diversify the economy and invest in regional development could ensure the Hunter Valley avoids the worst economic impacts of a decline in coal mining as the world acts on climate change. The report, Weathering the...

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Mind the Gap: how fixing mine rehabilitation shortfalls could fuel jobs growth in the Hunter Valley

November 19, 2018

November 04, 2018: A new report released by Lock the Gate estimates more than 1,200 new jobs could be generated in NSW if the state government was to implement mandatory progressive rehabilitation targets. The Mind the Gap: how fixing mine rehabilitation shortfalls could fuel...

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Narrabri Renewables Report

September 26, 2018

May 2018: Narrabri is the proposed location of a highly controversial coal seam gas proposal by Santos, but research reveals that in comparison to Santos’ gasfield, renewable energy could deliver more numerous and more lasting jobs. This groundbreaking research was undertaken by the Institute...

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Rehabilitation Jobs in Queensland

May 08, 2018

May 2018: Proposed legislative reforms governing mine rehabilitation in Queensland have the potential to stimulate billions of dollars in additional economic activity in Central Queensland and beyond. A new report shows that forcing mining companies to rehabilitate their mine sites could create at least...

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Adani-sized Disaster for New South Wales

March 01, 2018

New coal plans for NSW are larger than Adani's monstrous Queensland mine. There are now 11 contested new coal projects proposed in New South Wales. These developments will mine more coal and take up more land and water than Adani’s controversial coal mine in...

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