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Global new coal plant pipeline keeps shrinking

Global new coal plant pipeline keeps shrinking

Number of coal plants in permitting and planning process fell another 22% in 2017 – a 59% fall over the last two years.

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Three reasons why coal power won't make a comeback in Australia

Three reasons why coal power won’t make a comeback in Australia

Despite what the Turnbull government says, coal has no place in Australia’s future energy mix – for three basic reasons.

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Graph of the Day: And the states with the lowest emissions are ...

Graph of the Day: And the states with the lowest emissions are …

South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory contribute a combined total of just 6.3% to the nation’s total scope 1 emissions. Can you guess the common denominator?

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Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

A commission will decide the timeline for phasing out coal, under a coalition deal agreed between social democrats and Angela Merkel’s conservatives

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Coughing up for coal-fired power

Coughing up for coal-fired power

If Australian tax payers are made to cough up for a new coal plant in north Queensland, locals will also be coughing up – literally.

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Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Failure of another coal power unit in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has prompted the market operator to warn of supply shortages – and it’s not even summer yet.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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The spectacular success of Germany's Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

The spectacular success of Germany’s Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

Formation of new government in Berlin will have important implications for future of the Energiewende, but much has been achieved already.

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Australia's coal problem is also its mercury problem

Australia’s coal problem is also its mercury problem

Analysis of toxic emissions from Australia’s coal plants has revealed our per capita mercury emissions are roughly double the global average.

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Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Attempts to suggest coal power is cheaper than the plummeting cost of renewables look increasingly ridiculous and desperate.

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Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

With current market prices 2–4 times the costs of generation, our remaining coal fired power stations are making out like bandits.