Coal-fired power

Report

Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
10 Sep 2019
215

The annual Climate of the nation benchmark report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade. This report shows concern about climate change impacts has returned to record highs, large numbers of Australians are experiencing the impacts of climate change right now,...

Report

16 Aug 2019
39

This report outlines the IPA's objections to a proposal that prohibits the Commonwealth government or its agencies from funding the refurbishment, building, purchase, or assisting in the transfer of ownership, of a coal-fired power station.

Report

How the regulation of toxic coal ash waste is failing Australian communities
1 Jul 2019
106

Coal ash is one of Australia’s biggest waste problems, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the entire nation’s waste stream. It is toxic and, if not strictly disposed of, can contaminate air, soil and water and lead to serious health and environmental impacts.

Report

25 Jun 2019
70

This report aims to track each G20 country’s progress in phasing out subsidies to the production and consumption of coal through fiscal support, public finance and state-owned enterprise (SOE) investment.

Discussion paper

17 Jun 2019
5

Victoria’s brown coal fired power stations suffer from frequent breakdowns and Loy Yang A is the responsible for largest number of breakdowns on the National Energy Market, since monitoring began in December 2017, and Loy Yang A’s Unit 2 is the most unreliable unit on...

Working paper

26 Mar 2019
52

This paper looks at prices in the National Electricity Market before and after the closure of this Victorian power station in April 2017.

Report

26 Feb 2019
54

New South Wales creates more greenhouse gas pollution than any other state or territory in Australia, says this report. The state should invest in replacing its coal power stations with renewable energy, which would ensure continuity of electricity supply and create jobs.

Discussion paper

1 Feb 2019
80

This research shows that gas and coal power plants broke down 135 times in 2018, breaking down at a rate of once every 2.7 days. While this could be expected of an aging coal fleet, the analysis shows that Australia’s newest coal power plants (so-called...

Discussion paper

23 Jan 2019
18

Australia’s newest coal plants, including ‘supercritical’ or so-called ‘High Efficiency, Low Emissions’ generators, have higher breakdown rates per gigawatt than older power stations, according to this research from the Australia Institute.

Report

21 Nov 2018
60

This report estimates the health burden of air pollution from individual coal-fired power stations in NSW. It is significant new research made possible by recent studies of particle characterisation and atmospheric transport of pollution.

Report

12 Oct 2018
43

Market Forces, working with Vietnamese community organisations and other international NGOs, has found that equator principles (EP) signatory banks are violating those principles in their involvement in syndicates funding five Vietnamese coal-fired power stations. In doing so, they are failing the people that the principles...

Report

A summary report of the Coal Transitions project
6 Sep 2018
95

This report summarises key findings from case studies in six countries (China, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and South Africa), exploring pathways to implement coal transitions.

Report

Preparing for the looming domestic coal phase-out and falling export demand
5 Sep 2018
242

Coal production in Australia is likely to be on a long-term declining trajectory. Export demand is a function of economic, technological and policy developments in other countries, all of which point to the likelihood of falling coal use over time, especially for steam coal.

Report

24 Jul 2018
97

Australia’s ageing coal power stations are unreliable and prone to breaking down in extreme weather events. There is no such thing as clean coal. No matter how “efficient” a coal-fired power station claims to be, it is always polluting. Australia must transition to clean, affordable...

Journal article

12 Apr 2018
80

The health impacts of air pollution are increasingly recognised, with the main sources being transport, electricity generation and biomass burning. There is extensive public debate about the transition of the electricity sector away from coal-fired generation, but the health effects are not being heard in...

Report

3 Jul 2017
165

This report outlines a detailed examination of the viability of high efficiency low emission (HELE) coal generation and its potential contribution to Australia’s energy mix.

Briefing paper

16 Jun 2017
544

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

Book

1 Jun 2017
9

As the largest energy consumer in the world, energy efficiency and conservation have been prioritized in China to meet its fast-growing appetite for energy as a result of industrialization and urbanization, as well as to alleviate environmental pressure and tackle climate change. Evidence from analytical...

Report

3 Nov 2016
62

This Insights report provides a preliminary assessment of some of the potential impacts of the closure decision Hazelwood power station. Further investigation is required to gain a deeper, more holistic understanding of scenarios whereby the power system is operating with less synchronous generation.

Commentary

31 Oct 2016
24

The ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has raised the prospect that the ageing generator will be shut down in the near future.

The power station has a nameplate capacity of 1.6 gigawatts, which represents 22%...

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