Fortescue Metals Group, has announced it will be carbon neutral this decade – switching steel production to green hydrogen.
One of the largest carbon emitters in Australia, Stanwell Corporation, has announced it is ceasing use of coal.
BHP have set a target to become carbon neutral (hopefully closing glencore coal mines soon)
Macquarie announces plan to exit coal by 2024.
Australian ore mining company has purchased a battery powered train from USA manufactures.
Huge kudos. That’s been done for all the right reasons and without government incentives.
28 May 2021 – A stunningly beautiful place on the planet, Indonesia’s state utility has committed to phasing out coal.
Balance with nature takes practice.
(Australian bureaucrats recently corruptly approved a large coal mine in oz owned by India (the coal mine approval is being fought in court by locals) Modi is currently at around seventy percent electricity production from coal and increasing – at huge cost to people and the planet)
[3 May 2021 – reportedly Modi has not put in place an equal and comprehensive free vaccination program for coronavirus in India. It matters]
Stunningly corrupt Modi (good buddies with which freemason bureaucrats) is the third largest carbon emitter on the planet and yet to pledge reduction.
[29 April 2021] Japanese bureaucrats (the fourth largest carbon emitter on the planet) have recently approved new inner city coal power plants (being contested by locals) and last month approved a plan to dump around 1.3million tonnes of radioactive contaminated wastewater into the ocean – the plan announced last month is endorsed by some freemason bureaucrats and has caused outcry amongst both local and international fishing fleets, officials from several countries including South Korea, China and environmentalists.
Love the people and the country without liking the inept bureaucrats, oz has some corrupt bureaucrats at the moment too. We are not convinced rigged elections fall under the definition of democracy.
In April 2020 coal-lobby sports-rort Australian bureaucrats cancelled agreed Belt and Road projects in an attempt to antagonise and create tension – decades of strong bureaucratic relations and trade destroyed in under two years by inept sports-rort bureaucrats at huge cost to Australian businesses and the economy.
Genuinely one of Australia’s greatest politicians – some politicians make people feel proud to be Australian. Used to door knock and hand out leaflets during elections back then for a reason.
All new coal power plant approvals that were rushed through last year by the current Australian federal government have now been cancelled.
Internationally it is a very very short and thankfully being reduced list of bureaucrats that continue to try to approve new coal power plants or coal mines.
(7 July 2021)
Analysis by satellites shows that coal mines in a region emit almost two million tonnes of methane into the atmosphere each year (emissions equivalent to tens of millions of vehicles, or put another way, one large coal mine emits more methane than all the cattle in all of Australia)
Despite this, and the highest budget deficit in history due to mismanagement, the sports-rort federal Australian bureaucrats this week agreed to provide $175million in tax payer funds to a coal mine (Australian banks refuse to finance coal mines for a reason)
Reportedly “coal supplied around 7% more of US electricity production during the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2020” perhaps freemason Kerry etc (so far this year has banned the import of solar panels and federal govt approvals to “drill for oil and gas on US public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W” – oil spills are seriously not cool – in oz still taking stunningly unintelligent and corrupt bureaucrats to court to cease coal mine expansions but thankfully NGO’s managed to ban offshore drilling in environmentally sensitive regions more than a decade ago – nonsensical and deadly to approve in 2021) is hopefully just working through some glitches in their bureaucratic climate action plan.
Reportedly India’s coal imports and coal use have increased significantly during this (year), may be a great place for those bureaucrats who are good buddies with corrupt bureaucrat Modi to start getting positive action on reducing greenhouse emissions (without being overly cynical, feels a bit like freemason Kerry trying to claim credit for the great work China is already doing off their own bat and statistics indicate India could urgently do with a friendly nudge. (30 September 2021 – here’s a friendly nudge from the Times of India: 95% of Mumbai electricity comes from coal. “Air pollution (PM2.5 annual concentration) in Mumbai is more than three times above WHO guidelines. [Modi’s] current national plans would expand the coal fleet by 28% between 2020 and 2030, and not reduce it by 20%, threatening the health and well-being of urban residents in Mumbai while undermining India’s climate and air quality targets” So that would mean bureaucrat Modi has to make a greater than 48% reduction from his current plan to get back to a minimal reduce by 20%) All life on the planet is at stake – this is incredibly serious.
The UK is leading the way and will be coal free by 2024. China are making huge efforts in installing renewables.
(Mei Xiang and her cub image source various)
[27 September 2021 – Along with some other countries South Korea, China, Japan have announced cessation of funding for all overseas coal projects (electricity, steel and mines) to international applause.
(btw an indication of how committed China are to reduction of greenhouse emissions targets – coal electricity plants switched themselves off this week for a bit to ensure emissions thresholds were not exceeded while zero emission (non coal) plants are being completed)
Hong Kong have committed to ceasing coal powered electricity by 2035.
14 October 2021 – China creates 88,800 square miles of permanently protected national parks for all generations to come.
28 September 2021 – this week Germany and Pakistan signed an agreement for cooperation in green energy, nature-based solutions, climate finance. Pakistans ten billion trees project is widely acclaimed.
Turning desert into abundant farmland and gardens.
8 October 2021 – UAE has announced a zero greenhouse emissions commitment, including an investment of around AED600 billion in renewable energy. Huge amounts of respect.