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Category: Coal

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IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017

IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017

IEA reoprt says final investment decisions for coal power plants fell by 18% in 2017, to just a third of 2010 levels. And in India, investment in renewable power beat investment in fossil fuels for the first time.

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Engie fined for being asleep as South Australia tried to avert blackout

Engie fined for being asleep as South Australia tried to avert blackout

Peaking plant in South Australia fined for not following instructions after network fault that forced BHP’s Olympic Dam to wind down production and narrowly averted wider blackouts.

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Snowy 2.0 will result in more coal power, delayed solar and other storage

Snowy 2.0 will result in more coal power, delayed solar and other storage

AEMO report confirms suspicions that the construction of proposed Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project would result in more coal being burned for power needs, and will crowd out large scale solar and other storage projects.

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UK surpasses 1,000 hours without coal by 2018 midway point

UK surpasses 1,000 hours without coal by 2018 midway point

Despite a cold blast and gas shortages, the UK has gone without coal for 1,000 hours – and only midway through the year.

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Why consumers should install solar, and join pressure groups

Why consumers should install solar, and join pressure groups

Mark Diesendorf urges those who care about climate change to go further than installing solar panels and voting and join pressure groups.

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Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

Renewables become Germany’s single largest electricity source ahead of coal. But experts warn the milestone must be taken with a pinch of salt.

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ACT won't back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT won’t back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT energy minister Shane Rattenbury says Territory under “enormous pressure” to agree to NEG, but that won’t be happening in the policy’s current form.

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Bad news for coal-huggers: Renewables at 50% by 2030

Bad news for coal-huggers: Renewables at 50% by 2030

King coal to rule? Murdoch media should read the AEMO report again – it suggests that even under Coalition and state policies renewables will be around 50% by 2030. And that’s without being serious about climate change.

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AEMO: Cheapest way to replace coal is solar, wind, storage

AEMO: Cheapest way to replace coal is solar, wind, storage

AEMO says 70TWh of coal is to retire by 2040, and the cheapest way to replace it is with solar, wind and storage, and just a tiny bit of gas. And no coal. But it wants more transmission lines and renewable zones to manage this transition.

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Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels within 5 years

Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels within 5 years

Ireland becomes world’s first nation to legislate to divest completely from fossil fuels, after passage of bill compelling €8.9bn Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to withdraw all money invested in oil, gas and coal.

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Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

The ACCC has done a good job shedding light on some of the darker places of the electricity industry. But the recommendations range from unrealistic to downright dangerous. And some run across policy work of the ESB.