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Almost 2/3 of new renewables are cheaper than coal

Almost 2/3 of new renewables are cheaper than coal The price of constructing and running a renewable energy project is quite lower than that of a coal power station. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today published its most recent report titled ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs 2021’ which implies nearly two-thirds or 163GW of…
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Somerset’s nuclear plant shutdown will not be delayed

Somerset’s nuclear plant shutdown will not be delayed EDF, the holder of the Hinkley Point B nuclear power station in Somerset has ruled out extending the lifespan of its project. The government was supposedly cautioned that almost six million homes could be faced with possible power cuts due to energy shortages as a result of…
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Queensland refuse closing coal plants in energy transition

Queensland refuse closing coal plants in energy transition: Queensland’s new 10 year energy transition plan has been under attack for refusing to shut down its coal fired power stations. Mick De Brenni, Queensland Energy Minister said 50% of the state’s electricity requirements later this year would be provided by renewable sources, emissions will be cut…
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Last coal-fired power station’s chimney destroyed

Last coal-fired power station’s chimney destroyed: Scotland has just reached a watershed moment in coal history. It comes after the 600-foot chimney of Longannet Power Plant, Scotland’s last remaining coal-fired power station, was demolished. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, detonated 700 kg of explosives earlier today to bring down the chimney stack that has stood…
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Nations paid $42bn on coal power plants amid 2013 – 2019

Nations paid $42bn on coal power plants amid 2013 – 2019: Almost $42 billion (£30.3bn) was spent on coal power plants in 18 countries throughout a 6 year timeframe, between 2013 & 2019. This is reported from current research by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) & Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), that indicates governments persist to…
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The end to new overseas coal funding in 2021

The end to new overseas coal funding in 2021 In a pledge made recently, G7 countries have agreed to prevent all new direct funding for coal power projects in all developing countries by the end of 2021. They are also committed to the acceleration to switch from unbated coal capacity to an ‘overwhelmingly decarbonised’ power…
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