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Labor's Safeguard Mechanism climate scheme could give millions of dollars to 10 major coal mines for doubling their emissions.

A new report from Lock The Gate Alliance has revealed Labor's safeguard mechanism policy will pay 10 coal mines to INCREASE their emissions by more than double. This is utter hypocrisy.

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Polling summary

New polling results show voters across Australia and in Tanya Plibersek’s electorate of Sydney want Environment Minister Plibersek to stop approving new coal and gas projects.

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3 legal cases challenging Whitehaven’s coal expansion and our Government’s inaction on the climate crisis.

Whitehaven's Narrabri mine expansion would become the dirtiest thermal coalmine in Australia.

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Not my job: Environment Minister says climate science is not relevant to new coal and gas approvals

Community and environment groups are outraged by Minister Tanya Plibersek’s decision to dismiss the climate harm of three huge new coal and gas proposals on Australia’s nationally significant places, plants and animals.

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Tanya Plibersek to give green light to Isaac River project in central Queensland

The Australian government has approved a new coalmine development for the first time since it was elected last year.

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Tanya Plibersek killed off Clive Palmer’s coal mine. It’s an Australian first – but it may never happen again

Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has formally rejected mining magnate Clive Palmer’s proposed Central Queensland Coal Project. Her decision was based on the risk of damage to the Great Barrier Reef, freshwater creeks and groundwater.https://theconversation.com/tanya-plibersek-killed-off-clive-palmers-coal-mine-its-an-australian-first-but-it-may-never-happen-again-199512

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Australia’s ‘cleaner coal’ is a systematic export scam, Wilkie to tell parliament

Australian coal exporters have been falsifying data to suggest their coal is cleaner than it is in order to increase its export price in a scam involving two testing laboratories, major accountancy firms and an investment bank, federal MP Andrew Wilkie is expected to tell parliament on Monday.

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Coal mine approval decisions on Minister Plibersek's desk could lead to over 17bn tonnes of carbon pollution

Last updated: 26 September 2022

There are currently 29 coal mining projects that are referred for assessment under Australia’s Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. These coal mining expansion projects require approval decisions by Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek. When Tanya Plibersek became Australia’s environment Minister, she inherited 27 coal mining approval decisions from the previous government. Minister Plibersek has indicated she will reject one of these projects, the Clive Palmer owned Central Queensland Coal project. Three more coal mining projects have since been referred for assessment under the EPBC Act, bringing the total number of coal mining projects on Minister Pliversek’s desk to 29.

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Of the 29 referred coal mining projects, 16 are brownfield extensions to existing mines and 13 are new greenfield coal mines. NSW has 12 new referred coal mining projects, and Queensland has 17.

Albanese’s government “is talking the talk that Australia is back on climate, but it’s got all these coal mines that are under review... We cannot allow new mines to be dug in 2022,” Fahimah Badrulhisham, spokesperson for Move Beyond Coal,

There are also applications before the Environment Minister to protect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage sites from coal mining, such as the Wonnarua people’s section 10 application regarding Glencore’s Glendell coal mine extension. Minister Plibersek will also make a decision on whether to approve Adani’s North Galilee Water Scheme (NGWS), a pipeline proposed to transport 12.5 billion litres of water each year from the Suttor river to the Adani Carmichael coal mine to wash coal. The Federal Court found the previous Minister Sussan Ley made an error of law by not applying the water trigger to the assessment of the project and the project is now being reassessed.

This analysis estimates the Scope 3 emissions of each referred new coal project, created from the burning of the coal produced. Scope 3 emissions account for the overwhelming majority of greenhouse gas emissions of coal mining, however Scope 3 emissions of exported coal are not considered in Australia’s domestic climate targets. This analysis of estimated scope 3 emissions from EPBC referred coal mining projects highlights the immense contribution to global warming these projects would make if approved by Minister Plibersek.

Summary of results

The analysis estimates that the 29 coal mining projects currently awaiting federal approval, if approved by Minister Plibersek, would produce 17,545,693,748 tonnes of CO2 emissions from the burning of coal (scope 3 emissions) if the projects proceed. This is equivalent to about 35 times Australia’s current annual reported emissions from all sources and approximately half of all energy related annual emissions for the entire world in 2021 (36.3 billion tonnes), according to the International Energy Agency

The total scope 3 CO2 emissions for 12 proposed coal mining projects in NSW currently awaiting federal approval is estimated to be 4,418,956,628 tonnes. Total scope 3 CO2 emissions for 17 proposed coal mining projects in Queensland currently awaiting federal approval is estimated to be 13,126,737,120 tonnes.

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Key Coal Expansion Threats

Valeria Coal Project (QLD) - Glencore

EIS docs here

Proposed by Glencore PLC, the biggest coal miner in Australia, the Valeria project is a greenfield open-cut thermal and metallurgical coal mine, near Emerald in Central Queensland. It plans to produce 17 million tonnes of ROM coal per annum for approximately 35 years. Construction is planned to start in 2024.

The six pit open cut mine is likely to impact on over a dozen nationally listed threatened species. The mine would destroy 10,365 ha of land 270km west of Rockhampton near Capella - a key agricultural region where wheat, sorghum, and beef are produced. The rail line and associated infrastructure would impact a further 12,000 hectares, including prime farmland and important habitat for at least 17 threatened species or ecological communities, including the koala and greater glider.


Winchester South Coal Project (QLD) - Whitehaven Coal

EIS docs here

The proposed greenfield mine would dig about 17 million tonnes of ROM coal each year for 28 years. The project is located on the Issac River floodplain and would drain local groundwater at an average of 183 million litres each year, with a potential maximum rate of 352 million litres each year into the mine pits.

Whitehaven’s EIS reveals it plans to leave four unrehabilitated pit voids (giant holes where mining has occurred) at the end of the mine's life. These pits will continue to drain water from the surrounding area and concentrate heavy metals and salts in the voids.

The total proposed disturbance footprint of the mine is approximately 7,130 ha and Whitehaven plans to clear 719.9 ha of remnant vegetation and 6,408.6 ha of non remnant vegetation that provides habitat for listed threatened species including the Greater Glider, Squatter Pigeon and the Koala which has recently been listed as Endangered in Queensland. Winchester South would also clear over 100 hectares of endangered Natural Grasslands and other endangered ecosystems.


Narrabri Underground Extension Project (NSW) - Whitehaven coal

EIS docs here

The project will extend the Narrabri coal mine’s life by 13 years to 2044 and increase the total ROM coal mined from 170 million to 280 million tonnes. This planned underground expansion of the existing mine would release high levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane, which is released when the coal is mined. Methane is 86 times more potent than CO2 over the first 20 years of its release. In addition to the 28,512,000 tonnes of scope 3 emissions of CO2, the project would emit 1.36 million tonnes of scope 1&2 CO2-equivalent a year, making it the dirtiest thermal coal mine in Australia,1 mostly through its very high methane emissions. A further 456m tonnes of CO2 would be released after the coal is sold and then burned.

The project will extend the mine’s life by 13 years to 2044 and increase the total coal mined from 170m to 280million tonnes.


Hunter Valley Operations North and South projects (NSW) - Yancoal and Glencore

EIS docs here and here

Yancoal and Glencore are seeking approval to extend the life of the Hunter Valley Operations North and Hunter Valley Operations South thermal coal mines until 2050 and extract an additional 400 million tonnes of coal. The two mine sites have separate development consents, but operate together as a large mining complex near Singleton, in the NSW Hunter Valley. Currently, the approved mining completion dates are 2025 for HVO North and 2030 for HVO South.

The two projects were referred for assessment in June 2022, just weeks after Minister Plibersek was sworn in as Environment Minister. HVO North and South are estimated to contribute 1,737,612,800 tonnes of carbon pollution over their operating life, more than three times Australia’s annual reported emissions.

Significantly, these proposed extensions extend the life of large thermal coal mines to 2050, while global climate agreements require advanced economies like Australia, Japan and South Korea, to have phased out thermal coal use by 2030.

1 Narrabri mine expansion would make it dirtiest thermal coalmine in Australia, environmentalists say - The Guardian


Methodology

Product coal volume information was located in Environmental Impact Statements and planning documents for coal mine projects in Queensland. Product coal is the amount of coal that a mine will produce after run of mine (ROM) coal is processed. Product coal is mined coal that will be burned and produce emissions.

For projects with average annual product coal volumes published in EIS documents, this figure was multiplied by the number of years the project is proposed to operate, to estimate the total volume of product coal for the life of mine.

For projects where average annual product coal volume data was absent but an indicative mine schedule included anticipated annual product coal production, all anticipated annual product coal volumes were added together to estimate the total volume of product coal for the life of mine. An example of a project where an indicative mine schedule is published, but not an average annual product coal figure is the Horse Pit extension project, see Figure 3.6 on page 25.

For projects where annual product coal volume data and an indicative mine schedule was absent, ROM coal volumes were assumed to have a recovery rate of 80%. Therefore product coal volumes were estimated to be 80% of ROM coal volumes. NSW projects that fall into this category are marked in the table below with an asterisk next to the project name.

To estimate Scope 3 CO2 emissions from the proposed coal mining projects total product coal volumes of the life of mine for each project were multiplied by the gross energy content for thermal and metallurgical coal, as specified in Table 5.4 from the AES Guide to the Australian Energy Statistics 2021. Energy content per tonne of thermal coal is 27 petajoule (PJ) / tonne and 29 PJ / tonne for metallurgical coal. When coal is burned, it produces 94,600 tonnes of CO2 per petajoule (PJ) of energy, according to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories - Volume 2 Energy. Multiplying the total gross energy content (PJ) by 94,600 produces an estimate of the total number of tonnes of CO2 that will be produced by the burning of the life of mine coal.

For projects planning to produce both metallurgical coal and thermal coal, an energy per mass value of 28 was applied as this figure is between the energy content of thermal coal (27 petajoule / tonne) and the energy content of metallurgical coal (29 petajoule / tonne).


Example project calculation: Winchester South Coal Project (thermal and metallurgical coal) 

Winchester proposed life of mine coal production

308 million tonnes

https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/coordinat or-general/assessments-and-approvals/coordinated

-projects/current-projects/winchester-south-project

Energy per mass

28 PJ/Mt

AES Guide to the Australian Energy Statistics 2021

Energy

8624 PJ

 

CO2 per energy

94,600 t CO2/PJ

IPCC (2006) 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories - Volume 2 Energy Table 1.4

Winchester mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

786,693,600 tonnes CO2

 


NSW: 12 new coal mining projects currently awaiting decision by the Federal Environment Minister

The total estimated scope 3 CO2 emissions for proposed coal mining projects in NSW awaiting decision by the Federal Environment Minister: 4,418,956,628 tonnes CO2.

Project Name / EPBC Number

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mt)

Years of mine life

Project start

Project end

Coal type

Annual scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Moolarben OC3 Extension Project*

Yancoal

NSW

8.22

10

2026

2036

Thermal

20,944,440

209,444,400

2 Full EIS still being prepared. Product coal is 22 mtpa from 24mtpa ROM coal, therefore 91.6% of ROM coal ends up as product coal. OC3 extension will produce 9mtpa ROM coal, 91.6% of 9mtpa is 8.2mtpa of product coal produced by the OC3 extension. P18 - Figure 8 https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/_entity/sharepointdocumentlocation/faafcb27-63b1-ec11-bea1-00155d69a18d/2ab10dab-d681-4911-b881-cc99413f07b6?file=20 22-9162%20Att%20E%20-%20OC3%20Extension%20Project%20Scoping%20Report.pdf

Project Name / EPBC Number

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mt)

Years of mine life

Project start

Project end

Coal type

Annual scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Glendell Continued Operations Project 2019/8409

Glencore

NSW

4.53

20

2024

2044

Thermal

/ Met

11,021,200

220,424,0004

Mount Pleasant Optimisation Project 2020/8735

MACH Energy (95%);

JCD Australia (5%)

NSW

12.45

26

2022

2048

Thermal

30,132,000

860,000,0006

Narrabri Underground Stage 3 Extension 2019/8427

Whitehaven

NSW

117

13

2031

2044

Thermal and PCI

28,512,000

456,000,0008

Ravensworth UG Mod 10 - Ashton Integration 2022/09208*

Glencore (70.2%),

Marubeni (19.8%),

POSCO (10%)

NSW

5.6910

8

2024

2032

Thermal

/ Met

14,833,280

118,666,240

3 P1 https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-9349%2120191209T222458.979%20GMT

4 Executive Summary

https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-9349%2120191209T222458.979%20GMT

5 Table 3.3, p 23 - https://machenergyaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/5.-Section-3-Project-Description.pdf

6 P14 https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-10418%2120210201T005053.450%20GMT

7    https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-10269%2120201023T021126.211%20GMT

8 P 50 https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-10269%2120201023T021207.795%20GMT

9 P 39 lists coal recovery rate of 80% for the Ravensworth UG project https://www.glencore.com.au/.rest/api/v1/documents/445ec81e32793df85c1881f379c1e131/RUM_AEMR_2009.pdf  10 P 14 of the Ravensworth UG modification report lists in Table 1, the continued production rate of 7mtpa (ROM) coal

https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=DA104/96-MOD-10%2120211109T090741.707%20GMT 7mtpa of ROM coal with a recovery rate of 80% means approximately 5.6mtpa of product coal would be produced from the modification.

Project Name / EPBC Number

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mt)

Years of mine life

Project start

Project end

Coal type

Annual scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Boggabri Mod 8 - Increase in depth of mining

2021/8875

Idemitsu (80%) Chogoku Electric (10%)

NS Boggabri (10%)

NSW

 

6

2033

2039

Thermal

/ Met

22,000,00011

344,680,00012

Newstan Mine Extension Project

2019/8528

Banpu (Centennial)

NSW

 

15

2021

2035

Thermal

/ Met

9,972,68213

64,573,46814

Spur Hill Underground Coal Project* 2014/7239

Malabar

NSW

6.2415

25

EIS

under prepara tion since 2014

 

Thermal

/ Met

13,053,286

326,332,160

11 P 57 https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=MP09_0182-MOD-8%2120210722T053500.297%20GMT

12 Ibid

13 P 79 https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-10333%2120210820T000421.648%20GMT

14 ibid

15 P 7 states 154mt ROM coal is anticipated to be produced over the 25 year life of mine. Assuming a recovery rate of 80% it is estimated the mine would produce

123.2mt of product coal over its 25 year life, this equates to an average of 6.24 mtpa of product coal each year https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=PDA-105%2120190228T215914.010%20GMT

Project Name / EPBC Number

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mt)

Years of mine life

Project start

Project end

Coal type

Annual scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

HVO North Open Cut Coal Continuation Project 2022/09207*

Yancoal (51%)

Glencore (49%)

NSW

17.616

25

2025

2050

Thermal

/ Met

46,618,880

1,165,472,000

HVO South Open Cut Coal Continuation Project

2022/09206*

Yancoal (51%)

Glencore (49%)

NSW

14.417

15

2030

2045

Thermal

/ Met

38,142,720

572,140,800

Ulan Coal Modification 6

- Underground Mining Extension 2022/09292

Glencore

NSW

12.518

2

2033

2035

Thermal

31,927,500

63,855,000

Angus Place West (EPBC 2022/09270)

Centennial Angus Place Pty Limited

NSW

0.5

15

202519

204020

Thermal

1,157,904

17,368,560

16 P 11 states ‘No changes are proposed to the current approved maximum annual coal extraction rate at HVO North of 22 Mtpa.’ assuming an 80% recovery rate for ROM coal, is is estimated the project would produce 17.6 mtpa of product coal https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-11826681%2120201218T052623.883%20GMT

17 P 11 states ‘at HVO South a reduction in the maximum annual ROM coal extraction rate is proposed, from 20 Mtpa to 18 Mtpa.’ assuming an 80% recovery rate for ROM coal (18mtpa), it is estimated the project would produce 14.4 mtpa of product coal https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-11826681%2120201218T052623.883%20GMT

18 https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/_entity/sharepointdocumentlocation/d1aceb4e-b716-ed11-b83e-00224818a6e7/2ab10dab-d681-4911-b881-cc99413f07b6?file=0 0-2022-09292%20Referral.pdf

19 https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/_entity/sharepointdocumentlocation/0fe8a264-af00-ed11-82e5-0022481543c7/2ab10dab-d681-4911-b881-cc99413f07b6?file=00-2022-09270%20Referral.pdf

20 Ibid


QLD: 17 new coal mining projects currently awaiting decision by the Federal Environment Minister

The total Scope 3 CO2 emissions for proposed coal mining projects in Queensland currently awaiting decision by the Federal Environment Minister is 13,126,737,120 tonnes of CO2.

Project Name

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mtpa)

Years of mine life

Project Start

Project End

Coal type

Annual Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Lake Vermont Meadowbrook Project 2019 /8485

 

Jellinbah

 

QLD

721

25

2023

2048

Thermal / Met

18,144,000

453,600,000

Caval Ridge Mine Horse Pit Extension 2021/9031

BMA

QLD

6.122

31

2025

2056

Thermal / Met

16,149,135

500,623,200

Ensham Life of Mine Extension Project 2020/8669

Idemitsu Bligh Coal

Bowen Investment

QLD

4.523

9

2027

2037

Thermal

11,068,200

99,613,800

Middlemount Coal Project, Stage 2 2021/8920

Peabody Yancoal

QLD

424

23

2022

2044

Met (70%) PCI (30%)

11,016,000

253,368,000

Valeria Coal Project 2021/9077

Glencore

QLD

1525

35

2024

2049

Thermal / Met

39,732,000

1,390,620,000

 

21 p.16 https://jellinbah.com.au/wp-content/uploads/20191126_Meadowbrook_IAS_v3.5_Final.pdf

22 p.25 https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/  data/assets/pdf_file/0022/261940/HPE-EA-Amendment-Supporting-Document.pdf

23 p. 4-1 https://www.idemitsu.com.au/mining/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Chapter-4-Project-description-and-alternatives.pdf

24 p.3 https://www.qld.gov.au/  data/assets/pdf_file/0026/108377/middlemount-stage-2-eis-assessment-report.pdf

25 P1, 1.2 ‘The volume of coal product will approximate 14-16 Mtpa’

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/_entity/sharepointdocumentlocation/9d5b4858-eab3-ec11-983f-00224818ab04/2ab10dab-d681-4911-b881-cc99413f07b6?file=2 021-9077%20-%20referral.pdf

Project Name

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mtpa)

Years of mine life

Project Start

Project End

Coal type

Annual Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Baralaba South Project 2012/6547

AMCI Group

QLD

3.526

20

2023

2043

Thermal / PCI

9,270,800

185,416,000

Winchester South 2019/8460

Whitehaven

QLD

1127

28

2022

2050

Thermal / Met

28,096,200

786,693,600

Saraji East Mining Lease Project 2016/7791

BMA

QLD

728

30

2024

2054

Met / PCI

19,203,800

576,114,000

Isaac River Coking Coal Project

2021/8980

Bowen Coking Coal

QLD

0.429

5

2022

2028

Met & PCI

1,097,360

5,486,800

Walton Coal Project 2017/8077

Aquila Resources

QLD

1.630

8

2023

2030

Met

4,389,440

35,115,520

Meandu Mine King 2 East

2021/8999

Stanwell

QLD

8.8

15

2024

2039

Thermal

22,476,960

337,154,400

China Stone 2014/7353

Macmines Austasia

QLD

3831

50

pause since 2018

 

Thermal

97,059,600

4,852,980,000

26 https://www.qld.gov.au/  data/assets/pdf_file/0015/108312/baralaba-south-ias.pdf

27  https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/coordinator-general/assessments-and-approvals/coordinated-projects/current-projects/winchester-south-project

28 https://www.qld.gov.au/  data/assets/pdf_file/0015/108411/saraji_east_ias.pdf

29 Total product coal extracted is 1.875, divided by 5 year production mine life = 0.375

30 P 3 https://www.qld.gov.au/   data/assets/pdf_file/0023/108446/walton-ias.pdf

31 4.2 of project description -

https://eisdocs.dsdip.qld.gov.au/China%20Stone%20Coal/DEIS/Draft%20EIS%20-%20Volume%201A/china-stone-chapter-4-project-description.pdf

Project Name

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mtpa)

Years of mine life

Project Start

Project End

Coal type

Annual Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Alpha North 2018/8189

Waratah Coal

QLD

4032

30

2030

2060

Thermal

102,168,000

3,065,040,000

The Range Project 2011/5860

Stanmore

QLD

533

26

pause since 2014

 

Thermal

12,771,000

332,046,000

Moorlands Open Cut Coal Mining Project 2015/7451

Cuestacoal / Huaxin Energy

QLD

1.734

30

pause since 2015

 

Thermal

4,342,140

130,264,200

Millmerran Mining Lease Conversion Project (Commodore mine expansion) 2022/09294

Millmerran Power Partners (majority owner Intergen)

QLD

3.2

15

203635

205136

Thermal

8,173,440

122,601,600

32 p.1 https://www.waratahcoal.com/alpha-north-coal-project/ “The project intends to mine 56 Mtpa of run-of-mine (ROM) coal, which will be later processed to produce 40 Mtpa of product coal”

33 p.2 https://www.qld.gov.au/  data/assets/pdf_file/0023/108437/the-range-eis-assessment-report.pdf

34 Webpage says project with have yield of 89% (1.7 is 89% of 1.9mtpa ROM coal) http://www.cuestacoal.com.au/projects/west-bowen

35

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/_entity/sharepointdocumentlocation/438afbe1-bc12-ed11-b83d-00224818a1ee/2ab10dab-d681-4911-b881-cc99413f07b6?file=0 0-2022-09294%20Referral.pdf

36 http://millmerranpower.com/

Project Name

Proponent

State

Annual product coal (mtpa)

Years of mine life

Project Start

Project End

Coal type

Annual Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Life of mine Scope 3 emissions (CO2)

Blackwater Mine South Coking Coal Project 2022/09279

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance Coal Operations Pty Limited

QLD

837

9038

202939

(2031

first coal)

2121

Met and some thermal

21,947,200

1,975,248,00

0

Note: the Federal Minister is currently proposing to reject the Central Queensland Coal Project, we are assuming this draft decision will proceed.

Central Qld Coal Project (Styx)

 2016/7851

Central Queensland Coal (99%)

Fairway Coal (1%)

QLD

2.6

 

49.3 (LOM)40

19

2022

2032

SSCC /

Thermal

6,872,939

130,585,840

 37

https://eisdocs.dsdip.qld.gov.au/Blackwater%20South%20Coking%20Coal/Initial%20Advice%20Statement/blackwater-south-coking-coal-project-initial-advice-statem ent.PDF

38 Ibid

39 Ibid

40 Presentation states 49.3 MT product coal will be produced over life time of 19 years, making for average annual product coal production of https://cqcoal.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/20180719-CQC-Project.pdf


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