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Know your NEM: Flat volumes, high prices, signs of easing by end of week

Know your NEM: Flat volumes, high prices, signs of easing by end of week

The weekly round up of the electricity market. Plus: What if both Hazelwood and Portland closed down?

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The Republican Party’s platform says coal is ‘clean’ energy

The Republican Party’s platform says coal is ‘clean’ energy

For the Republican Party, internet porn is a “public health crisis.” Coal, however, is perfectly “clean.”

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World's biggest coal miner signs deal for 200MW solar

World’s biggest coal miner signs deal for 200MW solar

The world’s largest coal mining company, Coal India Limited, has announced a major step towards implementation of its ambitious solar power goals.

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New polling shows voters in Liberal-held marginal seats support phasing out Hazelwood

New polling shows voters in Liberal-held marginal seats support phasing out Hazelwood

The electorate is concerned about global warming and strongly backs the phase-out of coal-fired power stations, so why are we hearing so little about the difference between the two major parties?

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Australia's Coalition government lacks serious plan for future beyond coal

Australia’s Coalition government lacks serious plan for future beyond coal

Major utilities, the market operator, academics and business people are calling for a plan to close coal burning power stations. But the Coalition government does not have one.

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IEA report says fossil fuels killing three million people a year

IEA report says fossil fuels killing three million people a year

Anyone parroting the mantra that ‘coal is the lowest cost source of electricity’ is clearly also putting a pretty low value on human life.

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Capacity payments: costly subsidies propping up coal generators

Capacity payments: costly subsidies propping up coal generators

“Capacity payments” in the European utility industry today are looking more and more like subsidies to prop up a fading industry threatened by the rise of renewables.

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"There go the coal plants": Philippines energy at a crossroad

“There go the coal plants”: Philippines energy at a crossroad

Appointment of environmental campaigner as head of energy policy in Philippines signals major shift away from coal and towards 100% renewable energy.

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Australia should close one Hazelwood-sized coal plant a year, says Infigen

Australia should close one Hazelwood-sized coal plant a year, says Infigen

Infigen Energy CEO says closure of 1500MW a year of coal plants, starting this year, best way to meet Australia’s climate commitments.

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Declining coal industry to leave $1.7bn hole in NSW budget

Declining coal industry to leave $1.7bn hole in NSW budget

NSW budget papers reveal declining coal industry has contributed $270m less to the state in royalties than expected, and will deliver $1.7bn less than forecast in four years to 2018-19.

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What’s happening in South Australia with zero coal

What’s happening in South Australia with zero coal

The closure of South Australia’s last coal fired generator has caused some interesting reactions from the market. Why, for instance, is the cleanest gas generator off-line?