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Close All Coal Fired Power Stations by 2030 by Government Report

The Retirement of coal fired power stations inquiry report, due to be tabled in the Senate on Monday afternoon, has recommended that coal fired power stations be retired and no new stations built, to make way for lower-emissions sources of power such … Continue reading

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Pollie Watch: Brandis questions climate science as reef bleaching worsens

Just a day after MP Ewen Jones put case for climate funds to finance 1.2GW coal fired power station near Townsville, Coalition Senate leader and attorney-general George Brandis revealed why the government thinks this might be a good idea….The new research on … Continue reading

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Coalition wants to build 1.2GW coal plant, using climate funds

Turnbull Coalition government has kicked off its informal re-election campaign by repeating its desire to build a massive coal fired power station in north Queensland, only this time it proposes to use climate funds to help pay for the project. In … Continue reading

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Australia’s ‘dirtiest’ power station considers ‘clean energy’ biomass burning option

with Hazelwood…little change…to burn wood….evidence… already accredited…from native forests for generation of renewable energy certificates…(and only pay $0.0588/MWh royalty for brown coal, Robber Barons)…majority-owner, GDF Suez, controlled by French company Engie…well versed in biomass technology overseas…spent 125 million euros ($184 … Continue reading

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Russian big business heavily subsidised in Australia

As Abbott demonises Russia about MH17-“…Oleg Deripaska…Russia’s richest man for 2008…wrote to Department of Climate Change in Canberra…dire warning: oligarch’s considerable investment in Australia was being threatened by plan to tackle global warming being advanced by the Rudd Government.” Thanks … Continue reading

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Cleaner energy: a revolution that ordinary people can drive

Guess what the best-selling car in Norway is right now? Review of world climate change progress by Tim Flannery which is seriously optimistic. >readmore> The Guardian

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Coal fired power stations retiring in USA

Our new findings, published in Electricity Journal, show that nearly 59 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity are not cost competitive when compared with natural gas, and more than 71 GW are uneconomic when compared with wind power. In short, we estimated … Continue reading

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Obama slams door shut on coal, and opens the gate for solar

….the coal industry responded to Obama’s new mechanism by immediately dropping their pretense that CCS was a viable, or even a nearly viable technology. >readmore> RenewEconomy

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Electric appliances powered by coal are better than gas

Why government incentives need to be cancelled to discourage use of gas powered appliances and how much money and even CO2 emissions you can save when you’re all electric even if you’re buying coal fired electricity. >readmore> ClimateSpectator

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Why Australia’s electricity footprint is more than double California’s

Of course, we knew we were bad but not this bad! Hazelwood continues to operate at 1.5tonne CO2 per MWh electricity, compared with 1 tonne for black coal power. Of course it receives exemptions and pays $0 for all the … Continue reading

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