Bleak future for coal-fired electricity

Coal-fired electricity may cease to be a viable industry in Australia, even if carbon capture and storage becomes commercially available, a new analysis has found.

Researchers from the University of New South Wales modelled a range of fossil fuel scenarios with carbon capture and storage, and then compared them with renewable electricity scenarios.

They found coal with carbon capture and storage is likely to struggle to compete financially with 100% renewable electricity in a climate-constrained world.

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