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Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

China is now well past its 2013 coal peak, while the utilization rate for coal-fired generators declined to 47.5% – an all time low.

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Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Coal’s long term prospects do not look good in the US, or for that matter anywhere else

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Wivenhoe pumped hydro: the big little plant that didn't

Wivenhoe pumped hydro: the big little plant that didn’t

Queenslanders would pay much less for power if the generation sector was split up. The use, or non-use, of the Wivenhoe pumped hydro storage facility illustrates why.

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That lump of coal, and the forces at work on climate change

That lump of coal, and the forces at work on climate change

The coal taunting incident in Parliament seems to reveal a new dimension to the climate debate in Australia, one that goes beyond denialism and political culture.

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Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.

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EU coal plants ‘should all close by 2030’ to meet Paris target

EU coal plants ‘should all close by 2030’ to meet Paris target

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they wants to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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New coal plants wouldn't be clean, and would cost taxpayers billions

New coal plants wouldn’t be clean, and would cost taxpayers billions

Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.

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How China could take climate leader role the US is giving up

How China could take climate leader role the US is giving up

With Trump at the reins, China is poised to eat America’s lunch in the renewable energy sector.

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Trump vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW of coal plants

Trump vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW of coal plants

In stark contrast to the US, China this month suspended more than 100 coal-fired plants totaling more than 100GW of capacity that were either approved or under construction.

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Frydenberg says "clean coal" could help Australia meet Paris targets

Frydenberg says “clean coal” could help Australia meet Paris targets

Frydenberg guarantees RET support, but it’s ultra-super-critical coal that has his attention, and he says it may help Australia meet Paris climate targets.