Australia needs to accelerate its transition to clean energy, and not prolong the use of high-polluting, coal-fired infrastructure. Otherwise it risks missing out on an economic windfall.
The price of renewable energy will fall significantly relative to new-build coal in coming decades, making an all-renewable electricity system more desirable, both economically and environmentally.
Government payments to keep Australia's oldest coal plant running amounts to a carbon subsidy. It's worth looking at the financial – and carbon –
The energy market operator has released a report on the state of Australia's electricity system. It couldn't be blunter if it tried: the market has failed.
Australia is the 16th-largest emitter of mercury in the world. A huge amount comes from coal power stations – and a new report argues our pollution guidelines are hopelessly lax.
On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
Coal-fired power stations need to be closed within the next decade on health grounds. Here's why.