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Category: Coal

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Turnbull blows trumpet for right wing idiocy on energy

Turnbull blows trumpet for right wing idiocy on energy

Malcolm Turnbull now appears perfectly comfortable parroting right wing nonsense about energy policy, branding high renewable policies as “idiocy” and defending the future of coal. That may be because mainstream media won’t challenge him.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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Coal versus cricket in India

Coal versus cricket in India

Will the interruption of a New Delhi cricket match by toxic smog finally spur the Indian government to take coal pollution seriously?

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Newcrest snubs solar for coal power, but was it a good deal?

Newcrest snubs solar for coal power, but was it a good deal?

Gold miner Newcrest decides against solar farm to help power its Cadia mine in NSW, highlighting the challenges for renewable developers.

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100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

ANU’s Andrew Blakers says switching Australia to 100% solar, wind, pumped hydro energy storage would cut water use by a factor of four.

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The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

Burning coal to generate electricity in era of solar at 1c/kWh makes as about as much economic sense as “burning dollar notes”, says leading researcher Martin Green.

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Energy regulator smashes illusion of "cheap" coal power in NSW

Energy regulator smashes illusion of “cheap” coal power in NSW

AER report absolves big generators of predatory bidding during demand peaks, but they hardly need to: The cost of “baseload” coal supply in NSW has jumped so high that there is no such thing as “cheap” coal generation.

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Why coal and gas plants should pay solar and storage for back-up

Why coal and gas plants should pay solar and storage for back-up

New report says coal plants vulnerable to failure in summer heatwaves should contract with solar and storage to provide “heat-safe” back-up. Meanwhile, Frydenberg launches Menzies report full of economic and ideological claptrap about renewables.

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Finkel’s frustration: Everyone else has a strategy, but not Australia

Finkel’s frustration: Everyone else has a strategy, but not Australia

Finkel vents his frustrations in final energy speech of the year, dumping on six biggest myths about electricity market, and delivering brick-bats to both policy makers and regulators.

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Nationals push for new coal generator in NSW is a preposterous idea

Nationals push for new coal generator in NSW is a preposterous idea

Proposal by NSW Nationals to build new coal fired power station is a preposterous idea pushed by a panicked and desperate politician.

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AEMC confirms 5-minute settlement to begin in 2021

AEMC confirms 5-minute settlement to begin in 2021

Big win for battery storage in change to market settlement periods that will be introduced …. in four years time.