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Debt-ridden India energy group drops mention of Galilee Basin projects

Debt-ridden India energy group drops mention of Galilee Basin projects

GVK reveals more losses, ballooning debt – and makes no mention of Galilee Basin coal projects.

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Vietnam needs a 21st Century electricity plan

Vietnam needs a 21st Century electricity plan

Vietnam’s revised Power Development Plan on how it will meet its electricity needs between 2016 and 2030 contains good and bad news.

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How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

It is hard to imagine a day when fossil fuels will be used sparingly. But with carbon now officially a liability, and renewables moving mainstream, chances are humanity can kick the habit much faster than previously thought possible.

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EnergyAustralia Yallourn project

Australia’s main grid is over-dependent on old, dirty coal and needs reform

Research shows that the (NEM) in Australia is dominated by sub-critical electricity generators that are in general old and highly polluting by global standards.

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Wind and solar become new "base load" power for South Australia

Wind and solar become new “base load” power for South Australia

Wind and solar establish themselves as new “base load” generators after closure of last coal fired power station in South Australia.

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Wind on the rise in the US, coal on the wane

Wind on the rise in the US, coal on the wane

As coal dependence falters in US, wind-powered electricity generation is rising. In less than a decade, the mix of fuels used for generating electricity has undergone a major shift.

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Five things we learned this week about 2016 election campaign

Five things we learned this week about 2016 election campaign

Labor and the Coalition agree on one thing – they hate the Greens; close poll means Turnbull will still be shackled to hard right; South Australia shows it’s possible to close down coal; and Tasmania reaps the benefit of closing down fossil fuels.

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Ode to South Australia's last coal power plant

Ode to South Australia’s last coal power plant

As the sun sets on SA coal power, Gary Rowbottom – who worked 17yrs at Port Augusta Power Station – reflects on Australia’s energy transition.

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Britain goes coal power free - for first time since 1882

Britain goes coal power free – for first time since 1882

No coal-fired power stations were running between 12am-4am on Tuesday, something experts say has not happened since the construction of UK’s first coal plant in 1882.

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Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

On Monday, 50 years of coal generation in South Australia ended with the closure of the Northern power station. But Northern’s shutdown does not mean that South Australian power supply is coal-free.

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Royal Commission wants rules changed on nuclear power in Australia

Royal Commission wants rules changed on nuclear power in Australia

Royal Commission says nuclear too expensive and not viable in Australia until 2030s, if at all. But it wants ban lifted, just in case.