Category Archives: Coal

Anglican Minister explains why defending Maules Creek is CRITICAL

Anglican Minister Byron Smith (link coming soon) shares how defending Maules Creek against old King Coal is an essential strategic strike against coal; a battle of the bulge for the climate, D-Day for the White Box gum, and decoding the … Continue reading

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But coal is ESSENTIAL for the Australian economy?

Not so fast! 1. overall mining is about 9% of our GDP but that GDP comes at the cost of other GDP. (See below). 2. Fossil fuels are only part of that 9% GDP as the rest is opals and … Continue reading

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WUWT claims coal smog is good for you?

Here’s one from WUWT on coal. Apparently it’s all a myth. Not only is peer-reviewed climate science flat out wrong, (I mean, we all knew that!  ), but apparently WUWT is also going to disprove the coal-smog-death thing as well. Did … Continue reading

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Double coal cost just to include the health bill!

Is coal cheap? Not so much if you double the price to include the health costs! “Although it is difficult to assign a cost to these numbers, estimates have suggested a 10% increase in health care costs in countries where … Continue reading

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When coal goes right…

Classic Monbiot: “….when coal goes right it kills more people than nuclear power does when it goes wrong. It kills more people every week than nuclear power has in its entire history. And that’s before we take climate change into … Continue reading

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Free book!

Hi all, Prescription for the Planet is now offered as a free PDF, and it seems Barry Brook is having a closer look at the claims for thorium energy cheaper than coal. Interesting times.

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Coal + Oil cost Australia nearly $6 billion a year in health costs!

“Coal-fired power triggered lung, heart and nervous system diseases estimated to cost Australia $2.6 billion a year, while the annual health costs of pollution from oil-fuelled vehicles were put at $3.3 billion a year. Switching from vehicle transport to cycling … Continue reading

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