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Closure of coal-fired power stations is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if' in face of oversupply says Environment Victoria
9 September 2014
Following comments this morning by Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane, Environment Victoria is calling for the Federal and Victorian Governments to recommence conversations about timeframes for closure of unnecessary and polluting coal-fired power stations and accelerated rehabilitation of mines.
Minister Macfarlane acknowledged the announcement in August from the Australian Energy Market Operator that the electricity grid is oversupplied with up to 9000 MW of generation capacity, or about “nine big power stations”. Previously the Federal and Victorian Governments had been in discussions...more