Briefing paper

Clean coal: briefing paper

16 Jun 2017
This briefing paper demonstrates that there's no such thing as 'clean coal' and that Australia must pursue a renewable energy future.

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This paper follows the recent release of the Finkel Review report in June 2017. The Finkel Review finds the electricity system must achieve four key outcomes:

1. Lower emissions

2. Increased security

3. Future reliability

4. Rewarding consumers

Coal power doesn't meet the above criteria. Yet the Federal Government has introduced legislation to enable the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in coal with carbon capture and storage.

This paper demonstrates that there's no such thing as 'clean coal' and that Australia must pursue a renewable energy future.

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APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/94776
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CC BY