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September 13, 2021

Whitehaven coal and its many subsidiary companies are repeat offenders who repeatedly break the law without concern for the impacts on water resources, the environment or affected communities. In the last 10 years Whitehaven has been found guilty or investigated for breaches of the...

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Salt in the wound: An assessment of the scale of the NSW Government’s planned expansion of Santos’ Narrabri coal seam gas field

August 31, 2021

New analysis has revealed a staggering one-third of the land covered by “zombie” petroleum licences being brought back from the dead by the NSW Berejiklian Government is home to the best farming soils in the state. About 400,000 hectares of what’s known as biophysical strategic agricultural...

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Origin Energy - Time to leave its origins behind - ITK report

August 02, 2021

ORG will never be, and can never be, a preferred hydrocarbon company - so, shareholders would be better served if it sold its gas interests. In this note we argue that the window for ORG to get set for a decent medium-term future is...

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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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