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-Australia exports coal for thermal (coal-fired power stations) and metallurgical (coking coal) use to countries such as Japan and China.+Australia exports coal for thermal (coal-fired power stations) and metallurgical (coking coal) uses to countries such as Japan, China and India.
The following table summaries these coal exports: The following table summaries these coal exports:
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-|| Row1 || Row1cell2+|| || '''2007''' || '''2008''' || '''CO2 emissions'''
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-|| Row2 || Row2cell2+|| Thermal coal (mt) || 112 || 120 || 288
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-|| Row3 || Row3cell2+|| Coking coal (mt) || 135 || 140 || 238
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- +Source: ABARE June 08
-Australian coal exports CO2 emissions +With a population of 21.4 million people in Australia, coal exports equate to carbon emissions '''24.6 tonnes per annum per person'''.
- Year 2007 2008 + 
- thermal coal mt 112 120 288 +Australia coal exports are worth $55 billion per annum.
- coking coal mt 135 140 238 +
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- 260 526 tonnes +
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- Source: ABARE June 08+
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-With a population of 21.4 million people in Australia, this equates to 24.6 tonnes per annum. +
These figures are not counted as part of Australia's emissions under either Kyoto or UNFCCC. These figures are not counted as part of Australia's emissions under either Kyoto or UNFCCC.
-This raises so many Qu's about our responsibility, but just two points for now as rhetorical Qu's:+ 
-1. why is CCS so lowly funded, and on such a long time frame, when coal export industry is worth $55 billion per annum............I know the answer, but do politicians ?+This raises so many questions about our Australia's responsibility, such as:
-2. how can we point to China and India as major emitters, and justify this for not pursuing our Kyoto responsibility. WE ARE SELLING THEM THE COAL ! we are the biggest world coal exporter. ( USA is a large coal user domestically, but actually much, much lower exporter).+ 
-We should be proving or disproving CCS categorically by Eurpoean time-tables. Our Govt (tax revenue from coal) and Coal Assoc'n.......windfall profits! .........should be funding CCS with whatever dollars it takes to prove or disprove viability by shorter times.+How can politicians in Australia criticise China and India as major emitters, and justify this for not pursuing our Kyoto responsibility. Australia, the largest exporter of coal in the world , is selling them the coal they are burning.
-And parallel activity, as other technologies may well prove to be more economic.+ 
 +The United States is a large coal user domestically, but actually much lower exporter.
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 +[[Category:Energy]]

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Australia exports coal for thermal (coal-fired power stations) and metallurgical (coking coal) uses to countries such as Japan, China and India.

The following table summaries these coal exports:

2007 2008 CO2 emissions
Thermal coal (mt) 112 120 288
Coking coal (mt) 135 140 238
Totals 260 525

Source: ABARE June 08

With a population of 21.4 million people in Australia, coal exports equate to carbon emissions 24.6 tonnes per annum per person.

Australia coal exports are worth $55 billion per annum.

These figures are not counted as part of Australia's emissions under either Kyoto or UNFCCC.

This raises so many questions about our Australia's responsibility, such as:

How can politicians in Australia criticise China and India as major emitters, and justify this for not pursuing our Kyoto responsibility. Australia, the largest exporter of coal in the world , is selling them the coal they are burning.

The United States is a large coal user domestically, but actually much lower exporter.

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