The Australia Institute’s Gas and Coal Watch initiative finds that Victoria is home to the most unreliable gas and coal power stations in the country largely due to the states’ three brown coal plants—particularly Loy Yang A and Yallourn W.
Modelling shows that Australia’s economy would be barely affected by a moratorium on approval of new coal mines and mine expansions. As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it will need to burn less coal. As a result the world will need less coal mines. In the lead up to the Paris climate
regulation of coal mining and unconventional gas exploration and production in Australia. Having identified the regulatory gaps this report outlines opportunities for law reform in 9 key areas with an emphasis on ecologically sustainable development ESD and decision-
Coal and gas mining in Australia The Australia Institute. All of these are impacted in a multitude of ways by Australia’s coal and gas expansion State governments have had the primary responsibility for managing resource development in Australia but have failed to find an appropriate balance between the interest of the mining
And while Japan remained Australia’s biggest gas customer importing 30.3 million tonnes of LNG through the year China’s trade war on Australian coal had no impact on its demand for local gas
The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think tanks. Based in Canberra we conduct high impact research that combines rigorous fact-driven material with cutting-edge communi ion strategies.
According to a report by public policy think tank the Australia Institute it mines about 57 tonnes of CO2 potential per person annually which is about 10 times the global average. The industry took a major hit last year however when thermal coal prices experienced their biggest annual drop for more than a decade — plummeting from $101 in
The Australia Institute has always been concerned with a broad range of economic social and environmental issues that are essential to Australia’s future. All of these are impacted in a multitude of ways by Australia’s coal and gas expansion.
Gas and Coal Watch monitors the National Energy Market& 39;s fossil fuel power plants for breakdowns particularly over the summer when generating units are vulnerable. Similar to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s definition breakdowns are all unscheduled outages – either full unit trips where generation from a unit falls to zero or
The Australia Institute has conducted a series of research projects aimed at describing the various ways in which the mining boom is changing the Australian economy. In particular the work highlights some of the negative consequences of the boom which are rarely acknowledged in public discussions.