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The tax incentive for green hydrogen is a start, but it has a very, very long way to go

by Matthew Ryan

We need green hydrogen to have a net zero economy, but the amount estimated to be produced by the measures in the Budget show how far we have to go

No, the budget is not inflationary

by Greg Jericho

For a budget to be inflationary there needs to be actual evidence of surging demand. In this budget we have the opposite


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Coal Mine Tracker

Since May 2022, the Federal Environment Minister has approved 4 new coal mines or expansions.

There are 25 additional proposals for new or expanded coal mines currently waiting for Federal Government approval.

If approved, the lifetime emissions from all 29 projects would be equivalent to keeping all of Australia’s coal-fired power stations operating for an additional 93 years.

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Hunter Valley Mine Watch

No new coal mines are needed in the Hunter Valley. Avoiding dangerous climate change requires keeping coal in the ground, and with the world moving away from coal as an energy source new coal mines will simply compete with existing coal mines for a declining market.

Total coal production gap

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Production gap
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Rehabilitation cost shortfall

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HeatWatch puts current Australian research about temperature increases due to global warming into context, using data from the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO.

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