Topic archives: coal fired power stations

Should the Clean Energy Finance Corporation be funding ‘clean’ coal?

February 20, 2017 9

What is the Clean Energy Finance Corporation anyway? And should it be investing in clean coal? Crikey intern Sophie Heizer explains.

What is the US’ new climate change policy, and why should we care?

August 5, 2015 2

Barack Obama has finally acted to regulate coal-fired power stations. The Climate Institute's Susan Cavanagh explains what it means for Australia.

No denying coal’s developed world decline

No denying coal’s developed world decline

February 18, 2013 7

There's no hiding from coal's long-term decline in Europe and the United States, irrespective of cherry-picked data floating around cyberspace about a coal revival. Don't believe what you read.

Will the carbon price rule out new coal?

Will the carbon price rule out new coal?

July 20, 2011

Despite Gillard's carbon price plan, we still need an emissions performance standard to rule out new polluting coal power stations, writes John Hepburn.

Parkinson: a green light for renewables

Parkinson: a green light for renewables

July 11, 2011 10

At a recent discussion in Sydney about the prospect of nuclear energy in this country, Martin Ferguson reflected that Australia may have no choice but to go nuclear if it was unable to find a clean energy alternative, writes Giles Parkinson.

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

May 19, 2011 4

There is speculation inside the corridors of Victoria’s largest power generator that it could be forced to a sale as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Greenies hit out at secrecy over Victorian power plant

Greenies hit out at secrecy over Victorian power plant

March 25, 2011 4

Green groups are alarmed details of a state and federal agreement to fund a new broad coal-fired power station in Victoria will remain secret after the new state government refused to release key documents, writes Rhiana Whitson.

Bartholomeusz: hollow threats over NSW energy

Bartholomeusz: hollow threats over NSW energy

January 21, 2011 3

The threat by the NSW Liberals and Greens to undo the Labor government’s privatisation of some of its energy assets is almost certainly empty and, more to the point, probably misconceived.

Not so apocalyptic now — TRUenergy changes its tune

December 16, 2010 3

The winner of the NSW government's electricity fire sale is TRUenergy, the Chinese-owned outfit who claimed the mere threat of an ETS would destroy their balance sheet.

Nuclear debate will end, not with a bang but a phut

December 6, 2010 43

It must be the silly season. The old arguments are all back on the agenda, and none of them is more thoroughly worn than the one about Australia going nuclear.

Opposing coal in NSW

September 27, 2010

In a recent NSW court case, climate activist Ned Haughton argued that the NSW Planning Minister didn’t adequately consider the climate impacts of the proposed power stations. John Hepburn gives a quick break down of the arguments.

Bargaining over CPRS comes down to one thing: compensation

November 23, 2009 2

So after months of negotiations the CPRS comes down to one thing: how much should the government give to big polluters to compensate them for, or shield them from the effects of the scheme, writes Andrew Macintosh.

Buy our brown coal! Now cleaning up on eBay

October 20, 2009 12

Victoria’s 13 billion tonnes of unallocated brown coal are now listed as an eBay item, under the seller name "BrumbyGovt". Bids are open for the next seven days. The starting price is $1,000,000, writes Greg Foyster.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

November 16, 2007 1

Iemma works late ... saving the planet ... The Oz, Overington, Mitchell et al ... timid focus-group-focus ... Barnaby Joyce ... Regional Partnerships rorts ... pork-barreling ...