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Tag: "coal"

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Old coal plant parts, going cheap, in Hazelwood fire sale

Old coal plant parts, going cheap, in Hazelwood fire sale

Engie to auction off old coal plant parts in series of online auctions starting in September. Get your bidding fingers ready.

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Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Five years after meeting 40% of U.K.’s electricity supply, new data shows that coal only met 2% of the country’s power needs in last 6 months.

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Australian coal, gas miners seek renewable energy projects

Australian coal, gas miners seek renewable energy projects

Australian oil, gas and coal mining body, NERA, issues call for cleantech, renewable energy partnerships, says timing is “spot on” for collaboration.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.

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Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth

Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth

Coal baron says carbon capture and storage ‘does not work’ and ‘is just cover for the politicians.’

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Solar and battery storage to power Victorian coal mine museum

Solar and battery storage to power Victorian coal mine museum

In neat illustration of the clean energy transition, a Victorian NGO has won state government funding to power a historic coal mine site with solar and battery storage.

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Minerals Council's fantasy world of coal and renewable costs

Minerals Council’s fantasy world of coal and renewable costs

Minerals Council halves cost of coal, doubles cost of wind and solar and comes up with fantasy number of $27bn for a 650MW renewable plant.

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NSW Coalition: Time to move on from notion of "baseload"

NSW Coalition: Time to move on from notion of “baseload”

A Coalition energy minister who talks sense! Don Harwin says time to let go of notion of “baseload” and embrace cheaper wind, solar and storage. He rubbishes ideas of new coal generation, and talks of two new “renewable energy spines” in NSW. Hoted that in heatwave: “Clean energy performed as forecast. Thermal generation did not.”

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Our love affair with digging holes is only just getting started

Our love affair with digging holes is only just getting started

Australia is the only country that you could throw a wall around and still have all the materials you need – cobalt and graphite and lithium – for battery storage.

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Australia's new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Australia’s new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Text used for preparation for citizenship test looks like marketing material for the coal lobby.

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How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

It’s not the difference in coal technology that matters most in reducing emissions, but regulation.