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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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Methane Emissions in QLD CSG fields.

May 17, 2017

The main chemical component of coal seam gas (CSG) is methane. Methane is also a powerful greenhouse gas. As a chemical, methane is odourless, colourless, and invisible to the naked eye. These characteristics mean that methane released during industry gasfield operations can be readily overlooked,...

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Shortlived Shortfall Report

May 09, 2017

A new report released today by the Australian-German Climate and Energy College debunks the myth of a gas shortage in Australia and reveals that renewable energy and storage is cheaper than gas. This research finds that although a although a “gas-price crisis” exists in...

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Future Hazards Report

May 07, 2017

Will the Adani Carmichael Coal mine meet mining industry rehabilitation standards? The Carmichael coal mine will have a disturbance footprint of 28,000 hectares, permanently altering the landscape, leaving behind extensive waste dumps that are at risk of failing in the long term alongside final...

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Abandoned Mines In Qld

October 11, 2016

Toxic Time-Bomb or Employment Opportunity? Queensland has 15,300 abandoned mines. 317 of these are classified as giant, very large or large, and many are having serious environmental and human health impacts locally. The number of abandoned mines continues to grow. This report looks at...

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