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Category: Coal

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Why Coalition's "clean" coal plans are just a smoke dream

Why Coalition’s “clean” coal plans are just a smoke dream

Coalition’s “clean coal” plant would be costlier and dirtier than alternatives, and on top of that would require billions of dollars of government indemnities and guarantees.

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New report suggests that India could be coal-free by 2050

New report suggests that India could be coal-free by 2050

Report out of India suggests it could be completely coal free by 2050, with no need to build another coal power plant after 2025 as renewables and energy storage get cheaper.

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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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The anatomy of an energy crisis - a pictorial guide

The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide

Who could forget the energy “crises” that affected electricity supply across south-eastern Australia last year.

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Record solar, wind "save" NSW consumers as coal, gas went missing

Record solar, wind “save” NSW consumers as coal, gas went missing

Solar and wind “saved the day” in NSW on Friday, when two big coal units failed to produce and two big gas generators suddenly stopped generating. Rooftop solar also helping Queensland meet record demand.

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Hamilton quits CCA over Coalition’s “unconscionable” push to coal

Hamilton quits CCA over Coalition’s “unconscionable” push to coal

Climate Change Authority member Clive Hamilton quits over Coalition’s “unconscionable” and “perverse” clean coal push.

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Coalition's "clean" coal plan revealed to be an "idiotic" fantasy

Coalition’s “clean” coal plan revealed to be an “idiotic” fantasy

New analysis reveals new “clean coal” power plants are barely cleaner than current coal plants. Meanwhile, Coalition’s stunt of bringing lump of coal into parliament in middle of crippling heat wave branded as “idiotic” as their energy policy.

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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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Operator finds "on" switch for S.A. gas plant, crosses fingers for NSW, Qld

Operator finds “on” switch for S.A. gas plant, crosses fingers for NSW, Qld

South Australia gas plant finally switched on as NSW faces major threat of outages in heatwave, with Tomago smelter facing forced outage.

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High energy prices? Blame fossil fuel generators, not renewables

High energy prices? Blame fossil fuel generators, not renewables

Energy regulators find extraordinary examples of fossil fuel generators pushing up prices by removing competition. So far this year, there have been 40 times more high priced events in renewable-scarce Queensland this year than in wind-rich South Australia.