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Category: Coal

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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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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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Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japanese thermal power generation could decline to 40% below 2015 levels by 2030 as government turns to renewables and energy efficiency.

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#StopAdani Roadshow kicks off to stop Australia’s largest coal mine

#StopAdani Roadshow kicks off to stop Australia’s largest coal mine

350.org Australia today announced the launch of a #StopAdani Roadshow.

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How NSW grid was protected from risk of coal plant failure

How NSW grid was protected from risk of coal plant failure

New report highlights measure taken to protect NSW grid from potential failure of Queensland’s most modern coal plant. South Australia may well wonder: why not us?

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Billionaire tweets signal end of the road for fossil fuel dinosaurs

Billionaire tweets signal end of the road for fossil fuel dinosaurs

Weekend tweets between tech billionaires and Australian political leaders should finally make clear to politicians, regulators and media that fossil fuels not the answer to Australia’s so-called energy crisis, but wind, solar and battery storage clearly are.

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Ageing coal generators may be unable to cope with energy transition

Ageing coal generators may be unable to cope with energy transition

AEMO says legacy coal plants may not be fit for purpose for the current energy transition, and has pleaded for faster and more forward-looking decisions on critical rule changes needed to deal with new technologies.

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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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CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

Jillian Broadbent says backing large-scale energy storage a key focus for CEFC in 2017 in a high renewable grid. No mention of clean coal.