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Category: Coal

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Craig Kelly slams RenewEconomy: "Shameless propaganda arm of green rent seekers"

Craig Kelly slams RenewEconomy: “Shameless propaganda arm of green rent seekers”

It’s official, Craig Kelly MP doesn’t rate RE. And while we don’t mind that so much, we do mind his serial bending of the truth to beat up renewables, deny climate change, and shore up coal.

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Poverty of vision is holding back Australia's energy transition

Poverty of vision is holding back Australia’s energy transition

There is broad and consistent support for renewable energy both globally and in Australia, but our policies need to wake up to 21st Century.

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Kokam commissions 30MW battery to help supply Gina Rinehart mine

Kokam commissions 30MW battery to help supply Gina Rinehart mine

Kokam battery in Pilbara is biggest of its type in Australia and will reduce cost and emissions of Alinta’s gas power supply to Gina Rinehart iron ore mine.

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Why Turnbull will "never" back renewables

Why Turnbull will “never” back renewables

Smart Energy Council CEO says PM Turnbull will never support a policy that boosts renewables, tackles climate, or rolls back the predominance of coal. Here’s why.

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Coal industry and Coalition's fear campaign against renewables gaining traction

Coal industry and Coalition’s fear campaign against renewables gaining traction

New polling shows campaign by coal industry and Coalition against renewables is showing signs of gaining traction.

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Victoria’s brown coal power plants undermining reliability of national grid

Victoria’s brown coal power plants undermining reliability of national grid

Over summer there were 16 major breakdowns at Victoria’s three brown coal plants, which saw hundreds of megawatts of capacity withdrawn from the grid almost instantly.

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Solar PV and wind on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Solar PV and wind on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Solar PV and wind power are rapidly getting cheaper and more abundant – so much so that they are on track to entirely supplant fossil fuels worldwide within two decades.

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Global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017, says report

Global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017, says report

For the first time in 2017, global solar capacity grew faster than all fossil fuels combined, including coal, oil and gas-fired power stations.

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Coalition still kidding itself about price of coal generation

Coalition still kidding itself about price of coal generation

Scott Morrisson is right to dismiss new coal generation as uneconomic, but his estimates of existing coal costs is half what NSW back coal generators charged for off-peak baseload this past winter. It is time the Coalition stopped kidding itself.

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Pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ may do little but blacken name of revered Australian

Pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ may do little but blacken name of revered Australian

Aim of Monash Forum may be to ensure renewable energy wins slowly enough that coal can earn one last payday.

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Greens urge end to coal by 2030, as Turnbull begs AGL for crumbs

Greens urge end to coal by 2030, as Turnbull begs AGL for crumbs

Greens accept carbon price won’t happen any time soon, but call for coal and petrol cars to be phased out by 2030. Government also has intervention on its mind, and Turnbull has pleaded with AGL again to keep Liddell open, so he can keep the hard right at bay.