Linc Energy fined $4.5 million for serious environmental harm at underground coal gasification plant

Linc Energy fined $4.5 million for serious environmental harm at underground coal gasification plant

Updated May 11, 2018 18:18:27 A gas company has been fined a record $4.5 million for causing serious environmental harm at its underground coal gasification plant on Queensland’s western Darling Downs. Linc Energy was found guilty by a District Court jury in Brisbane last month after a 10-week trial. The …

New Acland coal mine expansion back on the table after Land Court decision rejected

New Acland coal mine expansion back on the table after Land Court decision rejected

Updated May 02, 2018 11:14:51 Photo: More than 60 landholders have been fighting the New Acland coal mine expansion. (ABC News: Louisa Rebgetz – file photo) The Supreme Court in Brisbane has rejected a Land Court decision that had recommended scrapping the expansion of the New Acland coal mine on …

Worker killed in mine site accident at Griffin Coal Ewington mine in Collie

Worker killed in mine site accident at Griffin Coal Ewington mine in Collie

Updated April 27, 2018 14:20:24 Photo: The man was killed at Griffin Coal’s mine near Collie. (ABC News) A man has been killed in a workplace accident on a mine site near the town of Collie, in WA’s South West. The man in his 40s suffered fatal injuries while working …

Coal industry grapples with change and the challenges of transition

Coal industry grapples with change and the challenges of transition

Updated April 14, 2018 10:04:08 Photo: More coal is exported from Newcastle than any other port. (AAP: Dean Lewins, file photo) When AGL CEO Andy Vesey announced a new project to convert brown coal to liquid hydrogen in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley this week, transition was on his lips. “As we …

Victoria turns coal to hydrogen for Japan

Victoria turns coal to hydrogen for Japan

Victoria’s brown coal will be converted into hydrogen for export to Japan under a major project unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The Commonwealth and Victorian governments have each pledged $50 million towards the hydrogen energy supply chain pilot in the Latrobe Valley, which will also be backed by the …

World-first coal to hydrogen plant trial launched in Victoria

World-first coal to hydrogen plant trial launched in Victoria

Updated April 12, 2018 14:03:57 Photo: The Loy Yang brown coal mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The mine is owned by AGL. (Supplied: Environment Victoria ) Related Story: Optimism in the Latrobe Valley a year on from Hazelwood shutdown Related Story: Company withdraws from government-funded clean coal scheme A world-first …

Borneo oil spill: Police question bulk coal carrier crew after four people killed, water polluted

Borneo oil spill: Police question bulk coal carrier crew after four people killed, water polluted

Posted April 03, 2018 20:33:55 Video: Aerial footage shows the oil spill has spread across a wide area. (ABC News) Related Story: Deadly oil spill threatening more life and livelihoods off Borneo coast Indonesian police are questioning the crew of a bulk coal carrier over an oil spill off the …

Coalition backbenchers unite to lobby for coal under banner of Monash Forum | Australia news

A group of 20 Coalition backbench MPs have put their name to a manifesto warning against the “demonisation” of coal, the Liberal MP Craig Kelly has revealed. Kelly – the chairman of the government’s backbench committee on the environment and energy – confirmed the existence of the Monash Forum, which …

NSW coal terminal wins bid to scrap workers’ agreement following historic dispute at Port Kembla

NSW coal terminal wins bid to scrap workers’ agreement following historic dispute at Port Kembla

Posted April 02, 2018 14:07:42 A decision to scrap a workplace agreement at a NSW coal terminal has sent ripples through the mining industry, with the issue of workers’ entitlements tipped to become an election issue. The Port Kembla Coal Terminal, in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, has won …

Rio Tinto completes its exit from coal with sale of Queensland mine

Rio Tinto completes its exit from coal with sale of Queensland mine

Updated March 28, 2018 16:32:47 Mining giant Rio Tinto has struck a deal to sell its last coal mine — its third asset sale in just over a week. Rio’s stake in the Kestrel underground coal mine in central Queensland will be sold to a consortium which includes private equity …