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Solar squeezes out coal to set new record low for demand on national grid | RenewEconomy

June 2022 quarter found black coal-fired generation at its lowest second-quarter output since the NEM commenced in 1998, driven by outages, bidding changes and fuel supply constraints. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/solar-squeezes-out-coal-to-set-new-record-low-for-demand-on-national-grid/ June 2022 quarter found second-quarter coal-fired generation at its … Continue reading

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AEMO’s coal power retirement plans under fire from AER

The Australian Energy Regulator is locking horns with the Australian Energy Market Operator over phasing out coal-powered electricity. — Read on http://www.afr.com/companies/energy/aemo-told-to-reassess-death-of-coal-power-20220109-p59mvd Blah, blah, blah, why does this endless sermon disregard that big old coal fired power can only be … Continue reading

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Australia’s policy recipe for expensive and unreliable electricity | RenewEconomy

In 2021 we are learning that relying on a few old coal generators, owned by an oligopoly, makes electricity expensive and unreliable – and how AEMO and China aren’t helping. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-policy-recipe-for-expensive-and-unreliable-electricity/

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Queensland coal generators tripped off like dominoes after Callide explosion

An initial report from AEMO into the Callide explosion indicates that multiple coal and gas generators tripped off. Energy experts are not sure why. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/queensland-coal-generators-tripped-off-like-dominoes-after-callide-explosion/ but this can’t possibly happen with baseload super reliable coal(and gas) just … Continue reading

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Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank

A Liberal-aligned think tank has called on the Morrison government to consider paying ageing coal plants to close early. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/

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Solar Surge Is Making Coal Plants Unprofitable in Top Exporter

Even the world’s top coal exporter is struggling to make money from burning the fuel. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-23/solar-surge-is-making-coal-plants-unprofitable-in-top-exporter

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Debt deadline nearing for Bluewaters owner Sumitomo

One of the major owners of the newest, coal fired Bluewaters Power Station, Sumitomo, is understood to have hired restructuring firm Houlihan Lokey as a debt repayment deadline approaches for the asset, which owes $400M as financiers shy away from … Continue reading

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Australia cannot expect China to import and burn coal it no longer needs | Coal | The Guardian

We have to prepare for this shift and our policymakers need to stop misleading coalmining communities that their exports will go on forever — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/11/australia-cannot-expect-china-to-import-and-burn-coal-it-no-longer-needs

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Cheap electricity is back, and the next casualty will be a coal fired generator | RenewEconomy

The recent decline in electricity prices is astonishing. And with 6GW-plus wind and solar about to enter the grid, the next big casualty will be a coal generator. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/cheap-electricity-is-back-and-the-next-casualty-will-be-a-coal-fired-generator-72294/

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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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