A year ago, bushfires blanketed major Australian cities with smoke, but coal fired power stations are their own major source of air pollution.
The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable, but its demise doesn’t need to come at the risk of energy security.
Germany’s first auction for decommissioning coal generators results in nearly 5GW of contracted closures, including some plants opened just five years ago.
New report finds pollution from Australia’s 22 remaining coal power plants is causing hundreds of premature deaths a year, thousands of chronic respiratory illnesses.
New Morgan Stanley report claims nearly 50GW of US coal-fired power capacity will be unable to compete against renewables by 2024.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK to immediately cease all direct official development support for overseas thermal coal mining or coal power plants.
Report highlights increasing danger of relying on Australia’s ageing gas and coal power plants, which have broken down once every 3.2 days on average over past two years.
Unit 2 of AGL Energy’s Loy Yang A to return to service this week after a seven month absence – in time for a major heatwave that will test Victoria’s brown coal generators.
The biggest threat to Victoria’s future power supply comes not from more renewables, but unreliable brown coal power plants, and government efforts to prop up black coal units.
New report out of America’s Stanford University finds that adding carbon capture and storage technology to coal plants could have worse pollution outcomes than having none at all.