Australian Mayur Resources pushing dirty coal on PNG while Pacific neighbours plead for climate action

Will PNG turn its back on its Pacific island neighbours and opt for coal mining and dirty, carbon emitting coal burning power stations?

At the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Port Moresby this month smaller Pacific island nations pleaded with Australia to ban new coal mines and cut its dirty coal emissions which are driving the climate change that is drowning their homes.

But the PNG government, which has recently invested K10 million in coal exploration remained strangely quiet.

Perhaps because Australian Mayur Resources is pushing the PNG government to build coal-burning power stations in Lae, Port Moresby and Madang and using disingenuous and misleading statistics to try and mask the real costs of coal fired power…

Mayur Power 1

Mayur Power 2

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Filed under Environmental impact, Pacific region, Papua New Guinea

4 responses to “Australian Mayur Resources pushing dirty coal on PNG while Pacific neighbours plead for climate action

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  4. David Warriner

    Developing country paying a premium for diesel generated power.
    As a resident of Lae we presently suffer 175~200 blackouts a year like anywhere else we want cheap reliable power.

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