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Power grid can be rid of coal ‘without price rises, outages’ – Sydney Morning Herald

New modelling has challenged the long-held claim that keeping coal-fired plants running is key to ensuring affordable and reliable electricity.

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Mr Wood said he did not believe Mr Taylor or the Prime Minister were any longer pushing for a new coal plant.
We can close coal and we can do this with renewables – Ive not been getting strong pushback on that from the government, he said.
Coal remains the biggest source of energy in Australias main electrical grid. Currently, around 23 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity is available for the grid to draw on. Less than half that capacity will remain by 2040 as ageing plants retire, and a steep reduction…

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