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Category: Coal

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Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Coal’s long term prospects do not look good in the US, or for that matter anywhere else

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Wivenhoe pumped hydro: the big little plant that didn't

Wivenhoe pumped hydro: the big little plant that didn’t

Queenslanders would pay much less for power if the generation sector was split up. The use, or non-use, of the Wivenhoe pumped hydro storage facility illustrates why.

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NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

Market operator report into NSW heatwave shows once again that it is failing fossil fuel plants that is putting energy security at risk.

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CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says no technical barriers to 100% renewables, and levels of up to 30% should be considered “trivial” as other energy experts reject conservative attachment to “baseload” fossil fuels.

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Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.

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Why Coalition's "clean" coal plans are just a smoke dream

Why Coalition’s “clean” coal plans are just a smoke dream

Coalition’s “clean coal” plant would be costlier and dirtier than alternatives, and on top of that would require billions of dollars of government indemnities and guarantees.

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New report suggests that India could be coal-free by 2050

New report suggests that India could be coal-free by 2050

Report out of India suggests it could be completely coal free by 2050, with no need to build another coal power plant after 2025 as renewables and energy storage get cheaper.

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That lump of coal, and the forces at work on climate change

That lump of coal, and the forces at work on climate change

The coal taunting incident in Parliament seems to reveal a new dimension to the climate debate in Australia, one that goes beyond denialism and political culture.

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Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.

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The anatomy of an energy crisis - a pictorial guide

The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide

Who could forget the energy “crises” that affected electricity supply across south-eastern Australia last year.