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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?

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Coal’s claim on India’s energy future weakens further

Coal’s claim on India’s energy future weakens further

Facing opposition to domestic coal plant plans, Adani is desperately trying to reinvent itself as a solar company before it is swept aside by more adaptable rivals.

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Coal is dying – it's time to put us out of its misery

Coal is dying – it’s time to put us out of its misery

Whoever wins the Federal Election will have no choice but to deal with the beginning of the end of coal. Yet the issue is barely on the political agenda.

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Rainy UK gets more power from solar than coal for first time

Rainy UK gets more power from solar than coal for first time

Renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal, produced more electricity for the UK in May 2016 than coal did.

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India cancels four major new coal plants in move to end imports

India cancels four major new coal plants in move to end imports

India announces plans to cancel four proposed coal-fired power plants with combined capacity of 16GW, meaning more bad news for Australian thermal coal exporters.

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Big blow in NSW: Wind farms produce more than coal generators

Big blow in NSW: Wind farms produce more than coal generators

The seven wind farms in NSW produced more power per MW of capacity than two of biggest coal generators in the state. Plus: the top 12 wind farms in Australia in May.

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The will of government - not coal - is key to energy access …

The will of government – not coal – is key to energy access …

Bhutan shows it is not really coal or any other source of energy that is the missing ingredient in providing electricity to children of the Third World.