Issues Magazine

Articles about coal

Activists Threaten One of Australia’s Great Industries

By Nikki Williams

The anti-development agenda of the Australian Anti-Coal Movement is a manipulative approach to opposing the industry.

Our strategy is to “disrupt and delay” key projects and infrastructure while gradually eroding public and political support for the (coal) industry... We urgently need to build the anti-coal movement and mobilise off the back of the community backlash to coal seam gas.

This call to arms was contained in the Australian Anti-Coal Movement’s Stopping the Australian Coal Export Boom document, exposed by two of Australia’s leading newspapers in March and met with wide condemnation by state and federal government, the union movement and business.

If you think King Coal is dead, think again …

By Mike Sandiford

Coal is set to surpass oil as the most important energy commodity sometime this year.

If you are like me, and concerned about the possibility that rising CO₂ levels in the atmosphere are jeopardising climate stability, the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy makes for sobering reading.