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.
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.
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.
With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.
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.
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.
South Australia gas plant finally switched on as NSW faces major threat of outages in heatwave, with Tomago smelter facing forced outage.
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.