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Our Parliamentary Witch Doctors of Coal Are the Dangerous Ideologues

Over the last couple of weeks Australia’s coalition government have branded Labor and the Greens as having “an ideological hatred of coal.” According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of Ideology is “A system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.” Throughout history humankind has

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Do We Need Coal Power Stations for Grid Frequency Control?

Last year’s 1 in 50 year storm in South Australia which knocked out transmission lines and cut power to the state bought a new term to the debate about the reliability of renewable power – “frequency control”. After the loss of the transmission line wind turbines went off line, as they were designed to, one

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Reducing Carbon Emissions vs Turnbull’s Risky Base-Load Coal Bet

Reducing carbon emissions is a scientific imperative, yet yesterday (1 February) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Australia needed more synchronous base-load power, and that we would continue to use coal for many decades. He stated that “it is clear that the coalition stands for cheaper energy” and that “we are approaching this issue clear-eyed,

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