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Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again

Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again

The global energy industry is experiencing two major tipping points for wind and solar that means that coal will never be great again, no matter how much Conservative politicians and columnists may wish it to be so.

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Australia's coal & CSG delusion

Australia’s coal & CSG delusion

The last few weeks have set new standards for national stupidity, as the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, and tries to establish as many new coal,VSG, LNG and oil projects as it can before the shutters come down.

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.

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BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

A shareholder resolution highlighting the chasm between BHP’s stated climate policy and the pro-coal advocacy of its mining industry lobby has pushed the company to commit to reconsidering its membership of the hardline Minerals Council of Australia.

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Liddell: It would cost $900 million to keep it open another 10 years

Liddell: It would cost $900 million to keep it open another 10 years

Liddell coal generator visit reveals a work-force that wants it to close. Even betting agencies are punting on its closure.

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Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

A new ReachTEL poll, commissioned by The Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program, asked residents of the electorates of Hunter and Shortland about energy policy, including government investment in coal, renewables and the Liddell coal power station.

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This is just the start of the solar age - seven graphs show why

This is just the start of the solar age – seven graphs show why

Striking new report by one of world’s biggest independent energy consultants shows dramatic decline in coal and oil industry and a peak in global energy demand. Solar dominates, and has only just begun its path to becoming biggest source of energy.

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More coal doesn’t equal more peak power

More coal doesn’t equal more peak power

The proposed closure date for AGL’s ancient and unreliable coal power station, is five years and probably two elections away.

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What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

In the magical thinking of Australian policymakers, a pathway of gradual change, constructed over many decades in a growing, prosperous, coal-fired world stretches before us. But that’s not the world that currently exists.

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Turnbull's abject capitulation to the coal lobby is now complete

Turnbull’s abject capitulation to the coal lobby is now complete

The kindest thing to say about Turnbull’s absurd proposal to extend the life of the country’s oldest coal generator is that he is playing politics. There is no other reason to ask AGL to stick a bandaid on an increasingly unreliable coal generator on the basis it will lead to increased security and lower prices.