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Tag: "Liddell"

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Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Results from Australia’s biggest coal generator, AGL, shows how coal and gas companies have profited from the surge in electricity and gas prices.

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Liddell, the coal plant that “predates colour TV”, trips again

Liddell, the coal plant that “predates colour TV”, trips again

Another week, another coal unit failure, this time at AGL’s Liddell plant – you know, the one the Turnbull government wants kept open to boost grid reliability.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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Extending Liddell could be more expensive than solar plus storage

Extending Liddell could be more expensive than solar plus storage

RepuTex says extending life of ageing Liddell coal generator would result in higher costs than new large scale solar project with battery storage.

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More wind and solar – the answer to all Turnbull's energy problems

More wind and solar – the answer to all Turnbull’s energy problems

Barnaby Joyce may well want to paint racing stripes down the side of the Liddell coal generator, and hang dice from its smoke stacks, but the answer to Turnbull’s energy dilemma is exactly what he doesn’t want it to be: more wind and solar.

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AGL plans its own "big battery" and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL plans its own “big battery” and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL outlines plans to install 250MW of battery storage at Liddell, and to invest in Bayswater upgrade, new gas generators, demand response, and huge amount of wind and solar to replace Liddell.

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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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EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia’s Mark Collette tells ABC TV replacing Liddell by 2022 not a problem, but a race to the future and a huge industry opportunity.

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How to replace Liddell with a dispatchable renewable energy plant

How to replace Liddell with a dispatchable renewable energy plant

Wev’e done the modelling on how to replace Liddell with a dispatchable renewable energy plant – including wind, solar, storage and gas. We just need politicians to get out of the way and get on the bus.

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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.