The death of coal

is fake news.

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7 Responses to The death of coal

  1. struth

    Bloody hell…………………………

    So that’s what they’ve been buying all that coal for.

    Surprise , surprise.

    FMD

  2. Rafe. se

    Who would have thought…
    Their game is far more devious than that. See some pieces at Bernie Pieser’s place.

  3. Rafe

    Who would have thought…
    Their game is far more devious than that. See some pieces at Bernie Pieser’s place.

  4. Myrddin Seren

    Presumably some of the new plant will replace older plant.

    But 259 GW, even running part of the time, will require a huge amount of coal.

    At a guess, and assuming the newer plant runs efficiently ( okay – it’s China – so anything is possible ), but that has to be 500-600 million mtpa of demand.

    Now the Chinese have been consolidating their coal industry and building really big mines and supporting railways and ports in northern China to feed the load centres. So probably mostly domestic.

    But there must be some considerable increase in demand for seaborne coal coming down the pipeline, with the market essentially already fully balanced, tight and well-priced.

    Potentially some interesting future trade discussions in Canberra, with the Chinese ( amongst our other neighbours to the north buying Australian resources ) saying ‘sell us more please’ and the ALP-ACTU-Greens coalition saying

    – ‘we are shutting down mining for the good of the planet – like you are !’

    China: ‘We aren’t. Now – about those export sales….’

  5. Rafe

    See the Global Warming Policy Forum for a lot of detail.
    2.00 flight from Sydney to Brisbane cancelled and the 6.00 flight theatened by thunderstorms.

  6. Shy Ted

    I won’t be happy until coal consists of long dead plants, animals and lefties.

  7. egg_

    If a Chinese coal plant billows in the forest?

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