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Left hand, meet right hand

August 17, 2017 - 17:05 -- Admin

A crucial part of the case for the Adani coal project is the “pit to plug” strategy in which companies in the Adani Group would mine coal in the Galilee Basin, transport it by rail to Abbot Point, ship it from there to India, burn it in Adani Power’s coal-fired power stations and sell the generated electricity to Indian consumers. This claim is important to Adani for three reasons

Alternatives to Adani

August 9, 2017 - 14:17 -- Admin

It’s obvious to anyone who cares to look that the Adani rail-mine-port project is an environmental and economic disaster area, and that claims that it will generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue are nonsense. But that’s little comfort to people in the region, facing high unemployment following the end of the mining boom and the general slowdown in the economy.


August 7, 2017 - 17:22 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.