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Articles by Tim Buckley

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Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

New modelling predicts India is within a decade of peak coal demand for the power sector. This is sooner than anyone has predicted.

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Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs

Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs

While it may take decades yet for renewables to become the dominant form of generation globally, their presence today is permanent, economically rational and their advance inevitable.

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Adani’s ‘pit-to-plug strategy’ is fraying at both ends

Adani’s ‘pit-to-plug strategy’ is fraying at both ends

‘Defer, delay and pray’ appear to be the unspoken new watchwords for the company that would build the Carmichael Coal Project.

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Japan, Taiwan and Korea accelerate demise of thermal coal market

Japan, Taiwan and Korea accelerate demise of thermal coal market

A ‘JKT’ triad—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan—sets a 21st century course for clean energy.

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South Korea’s new president likely to curb thermal coal imports

South Korea’s new president likely to curb thermal coal imports

South Korea is Australia’s second biggest customer for thermal coal, but election of Moon Jae-In as president raises doubts about future of coal generation in that country.

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Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Investors are keen for renewables, a phenomenon that is freshly apparent in Japan’s continuing momentum across both domestic and overseas activity.

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Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japanese thermal power generation could decline to 40% below 2015 levels by 2030 as government turns to renewables and energy efficiency.

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Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

China is now well past its 2013 coal peak, while the utilization rate for coal-fired generators declined to 47.5% – an all time low.

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Record low bids for solar in India underscore its vast commercial viability

Record low bids for solar in India underscore its vast commercial viability

International coal markets are at risk as transformation continues, driven by yet more record low prices for solar power, this time in India.

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No new coal fired power plants for India

No new coal fired power plants for India

India’s new draft National Electricity Plan concludes India does not require any new coal-fired power stations and its energy minister says it must look beyond fossil fuels.

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Adani’s solar shift puts Carmichael in the shade

Adani’s solar shift puts Carmichael in the shade

Away from the sound and fury around Adani’s proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin, a tectonic shift is happening in the global energy industry.