There are calls from the backbench and elsewhere for the federal government to safeguard the future of coal. But do those calls make economic sense? A look at Queensland's energy landscape suggests not. This article was originally published on The Conversation.
While the future of renewable energy in SA now appears far less certain, the election result could be good for Port Augusta, given the Liberal Party’s commitment to remediating the defunct coal-fired power plant near their town.
Residents of Port Augusta, South Australia don’t always have the basic human right of being able to breathe clean air. Instead, all too often they’re forced inside as choking coal dust blankets their town.
Port Augusta in South Australia is on its way to a clean energy future, with less health problems for its community - but only if we clean up after coal properly. We’ve got five facts to get you up to speed on the why and how of cleaning up after coal from our latest report, Done and Dusted: Cleaning up Coal Ash in Port Augusta.