Coal Reports


A Critique of the Coal Divestment Campaign

The fossil fuel industry, in general, and the coal industry, in particular, has come under attack from environmental activists seeking to end Australian coal production and exports. If the goal of the campaign is to end coal production, the means to that end is to persuade investors that coal has no economic future and to persuade them to ‘divest’ out of fossil fuel based industries.

The Australian Coal Industry – Adding value to the Australian Economy

In February 2013 the Reserve Bank of Australia published a working paper that measured the size of the “resource economy”. The Reserve Bank estimated that the resource economy accounted for 18 per cent of gross value added in 2011-12. This paper complements the Reserve Bank analysis.

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