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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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Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Cost

July 07, 2016

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Cost: A Hidden Business Risk The accuracy of mine closure and rehabilitation liabilities can have a material impact on the valuation of a mining company. Closing the current generation of very large open pit operations across various commodities will certainly...

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Freeloaders: air and water pollution from NSW coal mines

March 23, 2016

Lock the Gate Alliance has released a report which calculates that NSW taxpayers are losing out on $14M each year because the coal mining industry is allowed to pollute for free. The report – titled ‘Freeloaders: Air and Water Pollution from Coal Mines in...

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Ipswich Koala Hotspot

February 24, 2016

A new report by the University of Queensland has found the koala population of the Ipswich region is a significant population for the conservation of this species in Australia. The report found that the Ipswich region is home to an estimated population of up...

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