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Solar to Replace Two Coal Power Stations

Posted by Peter, on July 20, 2012

The ABC has reported that the energy company, Alinta, has announced plans to convert two coal-fired power stations to solar thermal technology. Alinta had been planning to close the 240 megawatt Playford B coal-fired power station in Port Augusta later this month. The 520 megawatt Northern coal-fired power station, also in Port Augusta, had been […]  Continue reading »

Huge Subsidies for Coal-Fired Power

Posted by Peter, on November 16, 2011

Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern oil-producing states are making big investments in solar energy despite having huge oil reserves. The reason is simply that they can get a better price for their oil on the world market than its value as fuel for their local power stations. Australia is taking the opposite path. For […]  Continue reading »

Coal Power Stations Seek Funds to Close

Posted by Peter, on October 28, 2011

The Australian Government has called for expressions of interest to close down 2,000 megawatts of the nation’s dirtiest power generation by 2020. International Power – GDF Suez, the owners of the Hazelwood and Yallourn power stations have applied. The Hazelwood Power Station has a capacity of 1,600 megwatts and supplies about 25% of Victoria’s electricity. […]  Continue reading »

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