Topic archives: coal fired power

Crikey Worm: Indigenous protests at Commonwealth Games opening

April 5, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Commonwealth Games officially open -- but not everyone's pleased about it. Plus, the federal government turns up the heat on energy giant AGL over its Liddell coal-fired power station. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

There might never be a deal to end the climate wars

September 8, 2017 13

While everyone has assumed the Prime Minister wants to get a Clean Energy Target through his partyroom, what if his goal is actually to demonise Labor instead?

Welcome to Honest Mal’s Used Coal-Fired Power Plants

September 6, 2017 16

Would you buy a used coal-fired power station from this man? Malcolm Turnbull insists we need to keep running old coal-fired plants to keep the lights on.

Rundle: Elon Musk and the end of capitalism as we know it

March 16, 2017 29

Let Turnbull try to build his new dam. The seeds of capitalism's destruction are already sown.

Hazelwood closure highlights lack of transition planning

November 7, 2016 6

It should be a no-brainer for governments to proactively develop plans for local communities to deal with the closure of coal-fired power generators. Instead, they're reacting and leaving it to the private sector to drive policy.

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.

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

March 3, 2015 10

People on the ground are ready to make the transition to a non-mining economy, but the government and big mining companies are doubling down on coal.

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

January 19, 2015 6

Tony Abbott has appointed Rio Tinto's CEO to the Australia-India CEO Forum, doubling down on Australia's commitment to mining coal for Indian consumption. What could possibly go wrong?

Meet the finance academic preaching AGL-onomics

Meet the finance academic preaching AGL-onomics

November 26, 2014 13

Is Queensland's electricity grid caught in a death spiral due to its use of solar power? There are some flaws in the good professor's argument ...

Modi talks up Adani’s Galilee project, but even generous subsidies might not be enough

Modi talks up Adani’s Galilee project, but even generous subsidies might not be enough

November 18, 2014 6

The Queensland government and Indian Prime Minister are both keen to mine the Galilee basin, but it will take more than goodwill to make the mines viable.

The astonishing ignorance (and apparent youth) of Crikey

November 17, 2014 3

Crikey readers say coal is not finished and remind us of Jim Carroll's commitment to SBS.

The burning issue of energy prices

February 21, 2013

Crikey readers vent their spleens on the issues of the day.

Labor called generators’ bluff, so how hollow is its policy?

Labor called generators’ bluff, so how hollow is its policy?

September 7, 2012 10

Contracts for closure dealt with a (empty) threat by coal generators that the lights would go out. Now questions need to be asked whether Labor's policy is empty.

Can government, business get energy efficiency right?

Can government, business get energy efficiency right?

March 6, 2012 1

As one energy efficiency program was closed abruptly this week, and controversy continued to rage over another, a new $1 billion grants based scheme was quietly rolled out, writes Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy.

Parkinson: think small and kick out coal

Parkinson: think small and kick out coal

December 15, 2011 27

If Australia is going to meet its targets on reducing emissions from its energy sector and keeping energy prices under control, it’s going to need some revolutionary thinking from somewhere, writes Giles Parkinson.

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.

Garnaut’s power challenge to Labor

March 30, 2011 46

Professor Ross Garnaut's last update is on electricity. He's gone in looking for a carbon price, but come out with a new regulatory model for the electricity sector. And it makes sense.

Kohler: fugitives of Japan’s climate fallout

March 18, 2011 2

We make far more money from coal and gas than uranium exports, so if worldwide uranium demand collapses and is replaced by demand for coal and gas it is fabulous news for the national economy.

Electricity privatisation: Keneally piloting death star that is Labor

November 29, 2010 5

NSW Labor is a death star and the Premier’s final undoing will be the reactor at its core -- the state’s electricity privatisation plan, writes Candace Sutton.

Hillary puts Australian solar producers to the test

November 9, 2010 3

Can solar energy really match the price of fossil-fuelled electricity? asks Giles Parkinson of Climate Spectator.