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Category: Coal

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AGL rejects Alinta bid to buy Liddell coal power station

AGL rejects Alinta bid to buy Liddell coal power station

Despite intense pressure from Turnbull government, AGL rejects bid for Liddell power station, saying the “highly conditional” did not reflect the value of the site. Abbott and Joyce are apoplectic and call for forced sale.

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How Alan Jones made Josh Frydenberg look like a moderate

How Alan Jones made Josh Frydenberg look like a moderate

Alan Jones and Josh Frydenberg traded barbs on radio on Thursday. And beneath the bravado was an insight into how far to the right the debate around Australia’s climate and energy politics has shifted.

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Coal kicks on: Why China's emissions have not yet peaked

Coal kicks on: Why China’s emissions have not yet peaked

Wind, solar PV and Nuclear have gained electricity market share in China, but because of another downturn in hydro, coal generation continues to grow.

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Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani pins hopes for beleaguered Carmichael coal mine on the Asia–Pacific market. But the Australian government’s own resources forecaster is less confident.

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UK won't need new gas plants after 2025 coal phase-out

UK won’t need new gas plants after 2025 coal phase-out

UK is on track to phase-out coal by 2025, but won’t need to build any new large-scale gas plants in order to keep the lights on.

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emissions

What in health’s name is an ERT?

Since Australia’s emissions have not fallen in the last 10 years, and there is no federal plan to make really significant reductions, Australia’s states must take up the challenge.

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Frydenberg says NEG is "best chance" for coal generation

Frydenberg says NEG is “best chance” for coal generation

Frydenberg says NEG offers “best chance” for coal, says rapid decarbonisation would cause “lights to go out”, and resumes attack on AGL and Labor’s renewables target.

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Zibelman on changing energy market: "Get used to it"

Zibelman on changing energy market: “Get used to it”

Zibelman says critics need to get used to the fact that the energy market is changing, and it was underscored by AGL that said coal “is well and truly beaten out” by wind and solar.

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Turnbull's election budget dumps on climate and renewables

Turnbull’s election budget dumps on climate and renewables

Turnbull government finds $15 billion in short term tax handouts, and $140 billion in long term tax promises for the better off – but nothing on climate and renewables. Meanwhile, Australia misses out on global renewable jobs boom.

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The remarkable assumptions that will shape Australia's future grid

The remarkable assumptions that will shape Australia’s future grid

AEMO’s modelling of the future grid influenced by more dramatic falls in solar and battery storage costs, big uptake of rooftop solar, electric vehicles, batteries and virtual power plants – and a question-mark over coal.

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Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Macron’s dressing down of Malcolm Turnbull on his lack of leadership on climate change underlines a disturbing point: Turnbull may not deny the science of climate change, but he does deny the need to act now, and the economic benefits of embracing renewables.