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Adani is on the back foot. But even a downsized Carmichael mine spells global calamity | John Quiggin

16.09.2018
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The catastrophic prospect of 300m tonnes of carbon a year appears to have been averted, but even 25m poses a danger to the climateThe recent announcement by Adani that it will halve the costs of its rail line to the proposed Carmichael coalmine by building a shorter, narrow-gauge line raises an obvious question: if such a massive cost-saving is feasible, why didn't Adani go that way in the first place?The short answer is this is the latest in a string of changes that have massively downsized both the Carmichael project and the bigger plans to develop the Galilee Basin. The longer answer is that, despite optimistic talk about a long-term future for coal, the writing is on the wall. The only way to make money out of coal is to do so quickly, before the present gradual decline turns into a collapse. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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