21 12, 2022

Carmichael: Why Should We Stop the Adani Coal Mine

By |2023-07-14T10:39:48+00:00December 21, 2022|Coal, Corporations|Comments Off on Carmichael: Why Should We Stop the Adani Coal Mine

In December 2021, Indian mining giant Adani stated it would export the first load of coal from the Carmichael coal mine. This is eight years behind schedule, partly due to the protest efforts of environmental groups and Traditional Owners. Earlier in 2021, the Adani Group rebranded its Australian business name to Bravus. This came most likely due to the years of protests creating negative connotations for the company. Therefore, the new name aimed to improve the public image of the [...]

26 04, 2022

What Is Coal Seam Gas and How Is It Extracted?

By |2023-07-10T15:17:46+00:00April 26, 2022|Climate Change, Coal|Comments Off on What Is Coal Seam Gas and How Is It Extracted?

Coal seam gas (CSG) is natural gas extracted from coal seams. It is found between 300 and 1,000 metres below the ground. The mixture of gases found in coal seams is colourless, odourless and non-toxic. Methane is the primary component, typically consisting of between 95 and 97 per cent of CSG.  Natural gas in coal seams bonds to the surface of coal particles. Water and ground pressure traps the gas with the coal. It forms a thin film on the [...]

22 12, 2021

Should We Be Using Coal Energy?

By |2023-07-14T10:13:21+00:00December 22, 2021|Climate Change, Coal|Comments Off on Should We Be Using Coal Energy?

Australia still uses coal energy to generate most of its electricity. The country also has some of the most inefficient coal-fired power stations worldwide. Around 76 per cent of Australia’s electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels. Coal accounts for 54 per cent, gas 20 per cent and oil two per cent. Renewable sources were used for the remaining 24 per cent of Australia’s electricity. In contrast, other rich nations are moving away from fossil fuels. For example, in 2012, [...]

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