Australia Body recovered from Queensland coal mine
Australia a ‘laggard' as coal projects collapse worldwide
The pipeline of planned new coal power stations is rapidly drying up even as Australia sees a rich market for its exports.Since 2015, 1175GW of planned coal-fired power projects have been cancelled, avoiding a 56 per cent increase in coal capacity, according to a study of what is known as the global coal pipeline, which includes coal power stations in pre-planning and financing stages through to the start of construction.
The body of a miner who died when a roof collapsed a coal mine in central Queensland has been recovered.
"We can confirm that Queensland Police Service has recovered the body of our deceased co-worker, Graham Dawson, 62, from Crinum underground mine this afternoon," operator Mastermyne said in a statement on Saturday.
All operational activities at the Sojitz's Gregory Crinum mine remain suspended and will not resume until further notice, and in consultation with Mr Dawson's family.
Sunday marks a century since 75 people were killed in an explosion at Mount Mulligan coal mine, about 160km west of Cairns.
Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the centenary is significant in light of the death at the Gregory Crinum mine.
"Everyone has a role to play in keeping our resources workers safe," Mr Stewart told AAP ahead of the centenary event.
Chinese industry facing power crisis — and Xi’s hostility to Australia is partly to blame .
Chinese industry faces a growing energy shortage, reflecting in part Xi Jinping's decision to ban Australian coal imports.Last week and weekend saw a series of meetings in Beijing between the government and major energy groups aimed at trying to build sufficient energy reserves for residential heating in winter — while at the same time trying to avoid a surge in the prices of coal, gas and oil above the record levels amid blackouts and shutdowns caused by lack of power capacity.