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Tag: "coal power"

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Coughing up for coal-fired power

Coughing up for coal-fired power

If Australian tax payers are made to cough up for a new coal plant in north Queensland, locals will also be coughing up – literally.

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Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Failure of another coal power unit in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has prompted the market operator to warn of supply shortages – and it’s not even summer yet.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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The spectacular success of Germany's Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

The spectacular success of Germany’s Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

Formation of new government in Berlin will have important implications for future of the Energiewende, but much has been achieved already.

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Australia's coal problem is also its mercury problem

Australia’s coal problem is also its mercury problem

Analysis of toxic emissions from Australia’s coal plants has revealed our per capita mercury emissions are roughly double the global average.

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Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Attempts to suggest coal power is cheaper than the plummeting cost of renewables look increasingly ridiculous and desperate.

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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.

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Why the IEA still gets it wrong on fossil fuels

Why the IEA still gets it wrong on fossil fuels

The IEA is using unrealistic assumptions about emissions and CCS to keep coal and oil in the picture.

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Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood closure is most potent symbol of an energy market that has failed consumers. The future is localised generation, and faster, cleaner, cheaper power. The incumbents need to learn to adapt, and so do the politicians.

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Graph of the Day: Watch Australia's biggest polluter power down

Graph of the Day: Watch Australia’s biggest polluter power down

Australia is closing one of the world’s dirtiest coal power plants. Witness Hazelwood’s emissions disappear before your eyes.

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Power price impact of Hazelwood closure "negligible", says analyst

Power price impact of Hazelwood closure “negligible”, says analyst

Independent analyst says claims Hazelwood coal plant closure will have any significant impact on retail electricity prices “not at all credible”.