Press release: Carmichael approval spells further decline for Australian coal industry

SYDNEY – Australia’s biggest coal mine, Adani’s Carmichael Coal and Rail Project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, was today given Federal approval despite mounting evidence demonstrating the project is economically unviable. … Continue Reading →


Opinion: Global picture for coal offers reason to pause

By Tim Buckley, Newcastle Herald – Last decade’s NSW coal industry boom time – driven by soaring Chinese demand – is rapidly turning to bust. Since 2011 coal export prices … Continue Reading →


Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

By Tim Buckley, Renew Economy – “Rio Tinto has been quoted extensively in the Murdoch press about how committed they are to their energy business, and how they see coal … Continue Reading →


Minerals Council talks up future of coal exports, despite prediction of 2016 peak in Chinese demand

By Tim Lamacraft, ABC News Australia -  “The NSW Minerals Council says the growth rate of Australian coal exports to China may be slowing, but the country is still the … Continue Reading →


Aurizon’s multi-billion dollar coal gamble: Financial analyst cites major shareholder risk

SYDNEY – A financial analyst specialising in global energy markets and the economics of Australia’s export coal industry has criticised the CEO of Australia’s largest rail freight company for what … Continue Reading →

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Australia “isolated and economically vulnerable” in wake of carbon tax repeal

By The Fifth State  – “Australia is becoming increasingly globally isolated and economically vulnerable, as countries like Korea and China move toward national emissions trading schemes, a new report warns.The … Continue Reading →


China’s demand for coal decreasing: economic analyst

By ABC Australia -New South Wales “A rapidly slowing demand for thermal coal in China has prompted predictions its consumption will peak within two years. The Institute for Energy Economics … Continue Reading →


Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk, July 2014

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk,  July 2014 (pdf) By Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, IEEFA


Press release- Globally isolated, economically vulnerable: Australia’s bleak economic scorecard in wake of carbon tax repeal

 SYDNEY// July 22, 2014: Australia is increasingly globally isolated and economically vulnerable, as Korea and China move toward national Emissions Trading Schemes and other major trading partners make policy and … Continue Reading →


Adani-POSCO agreement on sensitive coalmining project in Australia sends “shivers down global investors”

By staff, Counterview- “Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a Cleveland, Ohio, US-based independent research group, has pushed the panic button by saying that top industrial Gujarat-based Adani … Continue Reading →