ESB chair says not to worry about when coal plants might close, because they’re already going broke.
‘Tsunami’ of new renewables to supply majority of electricity in Australia’s main grid by 2030, as market share of coal and gas collapses, Reputex predicts.
ESB floats proposal to reward coal plants to stay open, preventing their early closure, while the growth of solar erodes their profitability.
Malcolm Turnbull hits out at right-wing media and politicians for ‘fetishising’ coal to the extent that it is now treated as something ‘religious’.
NSW energy minister Matt Kean says the future of coal mines beyond the remit of new zero emissions advisory board, which is one reason why Turnbull was dumped as chair.
Calls for a moratorium on new coal mines, as a record number of new mine proposals lodged in 2020, despite a global decline in demand for coal.
The Energy Security Board is devising ways to keep the grid operating along the rocky road of the renewables transition. But is it looking far enough ahead?
EnergyAustralia will close the Yallourn power station four years early, announcing one of Australia’s dirtiest power stations will be shuttered in mid-2028.
Pressure on coal heavy countries like Australia and the US to commit to a coal phase out, as UN chief calls for an accelerated end to coal.
New analysis warns lower electricity prices caused by “tidal wave” of new wind and solar investment could push multiple coal plants into early retirement.