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Category: Coal

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Australia's new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Australia’s new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Text used for preparation for citizenship test looks like marketing material for the coal lobby.

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How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

It’s not the difference in coal technology that matters most in reducing emissions, but regulation.

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AGL says only renewables will provide new "baseload", not coal

AGL says only renewables will provide new “baseload”, not coal

AGL ridicules Coalition push for new “baseload” coal plants, saying that the only new “baseload” would be renewables, with gas or storage. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” says CEO Andy Vesey.

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Compromising on coal: Asia Bank creates path for clean energy

Compromising on coal: Asia Bank creates path for clean energy

AIIB will play highly influential role in Asia’s future development. On energy, this may include unlocking finance to catalyse a clean energy revolution.

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South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea move marks first major new international commitment away from coal since Trump pulled out of Paris climate agreement.

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Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Australians are used to seeing politics switch to vaudeville when it comes to climate policy. This year we’ve been treated to a new farce.

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Coalition's war on cheap power: When fools design energy policy

Coalition’s war on cheap power: When fools design energy policy

Billed as a “once in a generation” opportunity to bring Australia’s energy market into the 21st Century, the Finkel Review is rapidly being reduced to absurdist arguments about the lights going out – by the very government that commissioned it. So much for Grid 2.0.

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Clean coal won't cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Clean coal won’t cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Climate Council report says “clean coal” won’t meet Australia’s most basic climate obligations – and would need electricity prices to rise four-fold to earn sufficient revenue to be viable.

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Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

BP data shows impact of reduced coal use in emissions, including China. Australia, however, joins smaller emerging economies in lifting emissions.

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Finkel Review: What's in it for solar and storage customers like Jenny?

Finkel Review: What’s in it for solar and storage customers like Jenny?

People with batteries and behind the meter devices can help the market meet demand. But are they well served by the Finkel Review?

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Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

With current market prices 2–4 times the costs of generation, our remaining coal fired power stations are making out like bandits.