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Queensland plan to dump dredge spoil onshore ‘will not harm wetlands’

Deputy premier Jeff Seeney says despite conservation groups concerns, nationally significant wetland will be preserved A controversial plan to dump dredge spoil onshore will not damage nationally significant wetland, Queenslands deputy premier, Jeff Seeney, says. Three million cubic metres of dredged material linked to the expansion of the Abbot Point … Read more

Reserving gas for domestic users would hurt the renewable energy industry

The reserve our gas campaign may have populist appeal, but if it were successful it would only have a marginal impact on gas prices in Australia This week, in response to the opening of the eastern liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to exports, the Australian Workers Union (AWU) has launched … Read more

Canada switches on world’s first carbon capture power plant

Boundary Dam held up as first commercial-scale CCS plant and proof that coal-burning is compatible with cutting emissions Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe. The … Read more