Coal-fired power

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Breaking new ground

The emerging clean energy economy offers a window of opportunity for Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The authors of this report argue that capturing this potential requires a targeted and proactive policy approach that leverages the region’s entrenched advantages and lays the bedrock for sustained prosperity.
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2022 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market

This report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that Australia’s transition to net zero by 2050 is accelerating faster than expected, with the impacts of coal-closures brought forward and renewables becoming cheaper. The report also outlines further planned investments in wind and solar...
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Australia's net zero energy crisis

The purpose of this report is to estimate the impacts that the closures of six coal-fired power stations could have on wholesale and retail electricity prices by 2030.
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Global electricity review 2022

Ember’s annual Global Electricity Review aims to provide the most transparent and up-to-date overview of changes in the global electricity transition in 2021. Ember makes all of the data freely accessible to allow others to do their own analysis and help speed the switch to...
Discussion paper

Undermining climate action: the Australian way

This report estimates the emissions associated with the coal and gas projects currently planned in Australia. The vast emissions that would results from current planned fossil fuelled projects in Australia are not consistent with addressing climate change and achieving net zero emissions.
Discussion paper

We can work it out

In 2018 Germany set up a multi-stakeholder group, the German Coal Commission. Its mission was to deliver a plan for the phase out of coal-fired power and to meet Germany’s 2030 emission reduction target. The Commission was a mechanism to negotiate the policies to end...
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Coal-free cities: the health and economic case for a clean energy revolution

This report provides compelling evidence of the adverse impact of coal-fired electricity generation has on society and provides best practice examples of how C40 cities are taking both direct and indirect action to accelerate the shift away from coal.
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Out of sight, out of mind: impacts of Japanese use of Australian coal

With collaboration between Japanese and Australian communities, progress is possible to reduce the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan. The aim of this report is to support this collaboration.
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Coal-faced: exposing AGL as Australia’s biggest climate polluter

This report outlines the pivotal role that AGL plays in fuelling climate change in Australia, as the owner of the country’s most polluting coal burning power stations, and the environmental and economic benefits of AGL shifting to renewable energy.
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Global electricity review 2021

This report highlights how electricity generated by new wind and solar helped to force a record fall in global coal power in 2020. However, this was only possible because the COVID-19 pandemic paused the world’s rising demand for electricity.
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Reality check: why CSS has no role in Australia's energy system

This report responds to a request from the Australian Conservation Foundation to undertake a desk-top review of the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) applied to electricity generation in Australia. The analysis suggests carbon capture and storage is likely to cost at least six...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Adam Bandt says gas is just as dirty as coal. Is he correct?

Scott Morrison's plan for a gas-led economic recovery has brought the Coalition's climate and energy policies back into focus. But the emphasis on natural gas — a fossil fuel mostly made up of methane — has alarmed some scientists and political figures, who say such...
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Just transition: implications for the corporate sector and financial institutions in Australia

Australian corporates and financial institutions have an important role to play in facilitating a fair, timely and efficient transition to a net zero emissions economy – as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the...
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Climate of the nation 2020

In the wake of the devastating Black Summer bushfires, an overwhelming majority of Australians (82%) say they are concerned about climate change resulting in more bushfires, according to this report released by the Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program.
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Lethal power: how coal is killing people in Australia

The damaging effects of air pollution from burning coal on the lungs of both children and adults is described and quantified in this report. Asthma, chronic lung disease and their effects on other organ systems are all higher with exposure to particulate air pollution. The...
Discussion paper

Getting off coal

The evidence of a climate emergency is now undeniable. Any coherent response requires a rapid phase-out of coal-fired electricity generation. This paper examines the steps required for the first stage in decarbonisation: a transition away from coal-fired power generation in Australia and the mining and...
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Water for coal

This report used publicly accessible information to examine the impact of coal mining and coal-fired power generation on water in New South Wales and Queensland.
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Coal comfort

This analysis reveals that while the Australian Government is considering taxpayer support for a new coal power station to be built in Queensland, there are currently no coal power plants under construction anywhere else in Australia or North America, and only one plant being built...
Discussion paper

Fossil fails in the smart state

Victoria's brown coal-fired power plants are some of the worst performing stations in the National Electricity Market. With hot and dry conditions forecast for the rest of this summer, this paper argues that Victoria is at risk of further breakdowns of aging coal generators, insufficient...
Briefing paper

Banking on coal: how central banks can address the financial risks and support a capital shift away from coal

The transition away from coal is not only key to meeting climate policy objectives, but also a matter for those who are concerned with the financial stability risks that the stranding of lossmaking coal assets pose, including central banks and financial supervisors.