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Tag: "coal power"

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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”.

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Hazelwood to close as energy transition gathers pace in Australia

Hazelwood to close as energy transition gathers pace in Australia

With no economic option to clean it up, and no buyer, the French owner of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal power plant has confirmed it will close in March 2017. Engie also looking to sell Loy Yang B coal plant, and WA Kwinana gas station, as it transitions to low-carbon generation.

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Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

World Energy Council gives out clear message on move away from fossil fuels, but the fossil fuel industry wasn’t listening.

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Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Both solar and wind power have managed to outperform coal in their contributions to the UK national grid over the past two months.