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51 minutes ago, Sithslayer1991 said:

Whatever Scotty is smoking I want in seems like good stuff to be that delirious: 

The Prime Minister said while Australia had a diverse customer base for coal, losing the trade with China would be a multi-billion-dollar hit.

"It really is a lose-lose [situation] here because Australian coal, compared to the coal that is sourced from other countries, the other countries have 50 per cent higher emissions than Australian coal," he said.

"As a result, that would be a bad outcome for the environment.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-15/scott-morrison-china-trade-tension-coal-bans/12984322

you are talking about a loony who walked into parliament brandishing a lump of coal telling everyone not to be scared of it lol

Its ScoMo who will be having sleepless nights about coal now.

 

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15 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

you are talking about a loony who walked into parliament brandishing a lump of coal telling everyone not to be scared of it lol

Its ScoMo who will be having sleepless nights about coal now.

 

Not just coal.......wine, barley, wheat, sugar, wool, copper, fish......what's next......:unknw:

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1 hour ago, Sithslayer1991 said:

Whatever Scotty is smoking I want in seems like good stuff to be that delirious: 

The Prime Minister said while Australia had a diverse customer base for coal, losing the trade with China would be a multi-billion-dollar hit.

"It really is a lose-lose [situation] here because Australian coal, compared to the coal that is sourced from other countries, the other countries have 50 per cent higher emissions than Australian coal," he said.

"As a result, that would be a bad outcome for the environment.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-15/scott-morrison-china-trade-tension-coal-bans/12984322

Ah yes, that magical Australian coal which changes it's emission structure depending on which country is burning it.

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On 15/12/2020 at 4:52 PM, Smoggy said:

If ScoMo ****s up the mining sector he won't last long. Powerful nasty ****ers in that sector that will want his blood.

Looks like Scott Morrison has

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/17/australias-newest-coal-fired-power-plant-deemed-worthless-by-japanese-owner?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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On Bended Knees .... Watch this ... share and spread..... nay shout it at the climate deniers ... 

Please watch... Arguably the most important speech on CC in Australia in recent years... and because of who is making it .... it has reach...

Andrew Forrest’s first Boyer Lecture | ABC Australia

 

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Coca-Cola Amatil has made a “huge” Australian announcement.

One of the world’s best-known brands is making the switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity in Australia and New Zealand by 2025.

The company made the announcement as part of its sustainability objectives to 2040 which will focus on four priority areas – water, consumer wellbeing, packaging and carbon reduction.

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56 minutes ago, Midfielder said:

Coca-Cola Amatil has made a “huge” Australian announcement.

One of the world’s best-known brands is making the switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity in Australia and New Zealand by 2025.

The company made the announcement as part of its sustainability objectives to 2040 which will focus on four priority areas – water, consumer wellbeing, packaging and carbon reduction.

Now if they would only pay a fair price for the water that's gifted to them.....

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https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/forrest-s-fortescue-fast-tracks-net-zero-target-to-2030-20210315-p57ar2.html


Mining billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has vowed to neutralise the carbon emissions from Fortescue Metals Group’s operations within nine years under an accelerated push to become a net-zero emitter.

Australia’s richest man on Monday said Fortescue would bring forward its net-zero target by 10 years to 2030 – two decades ahead of 2050 goals set by larger mining heavyweights. Fortescue will also link executive pay to achieving these strengthened emissions targets.

The move comes as a growing number of the nation’s heaviest emitters escalate efforts to zero out their emissions and work towards achieving the Paris climate accord’s goals to slow global warming.

“We have joined the global battle to defeat climate change,” Dr Forrest said on Monday.

Fortescue has recently mapped out ambitious plans to expand into a range of green energy industries such as zero-emissions hydrogen manufacturing, solar energy, wind farms and hydro-power in the coming years, both in Australia and around the world.

However, the miner remains under pressure for declining to match BHP and Rio Tinto’s pledges to expand their decarbonisation initiatives to take account for the vastly greater emissions footprint caused by the end-use of Australian iron ore in Asia’s carbon-intensive steel mills, called “Scope 3” emissions.

Climate-focused shareholder campaigner Market Forces said Fortescue’s direct emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) accounted for 0.85 per cent of the company’s wider carbon footprint.

“Over 99 per cent of the company’s emissions are Scope 3, generated when Fortescue’s customers use iron ore to make steel,” Market Forces director Julien Vincent said.

“Fortescue Metals Group’s shareholders should be pushing the company to either set a target to reduce its exposure to Scope 3 emissions or define how much of this risk the company is prepared to be exposed to over the next five to 10 years.”

The steel-making industry – which mixes iron ore and coking coal in blast furnaces heated to more than 1000 degrees – is a major driver of global warming, accounting for an estimated 8 per cent of the world’s emissions.

Mr Vincent also called for Fortescue to clarify the extent to which it planned to rely on purchasing carbon “offsets”, which could include investments in programs such as planting trees that naturally store carbon, to mitigate emissions from its own operations and meet the new 2030 net-zero target.

“These need to be at the very least, reliable, permanent and independently verifiable,” he said.

While Fortescue is yet to pledge Scope 3 goals, Dr Forrest said the company was aiming to launch a pilot plant this year to manufacture “green hydrogen” – hydrogen made through a process using renewable energy. Hydrogen, which burns cleanly and emits only water, could eventually substitute coal in steel-making furnaces and eliminate emissions from the process.

“Green hydrogen and direct green electricity have the potential to eliminate fossil fuels from supply chains,” he said “We are trialling and demonstrating green hydrogen technologies in global-scale commercial environments, while also rapidly evolving into a green hydrogen and electricity producer of similar scale,” he said.

Worldwide, pressure on mining companies to sign up to bolder climate action has been building from activists and major fund managers alike, as investors seek to reduce fossil fuel exposure on ethical and financial grounds.


 

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