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Data: Collapse of coal power projects sparks climate hope

Data: Collapse of coal power projects sparks climate hope

The amount of coal-fired power plants under development dropped dramatically in 2016.

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Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.

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Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar

Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar

New study suggests biggest threat to Australia’s energy security comes not from wind and solar, but from the control settings of coal and gas plants. It’s a revelation that should turn the debate around renewables vs fossil on its head.

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Fear and ignorance: Gas plant "explodes", renewables blamed

Fear and ignorance: Gas plant “explodes”, renewables blamed

As renewables were again, somehow, blamed for an explosion and outages at South Australia’s Torrens Island gas plant over the weekend, the Coalition was busy taking its coal power campaign to new levels of stupidity. Facts don’t matter any more.

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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.