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Australia's electricity sector : ageing, inefficient and unprepared /

By: Stock, Andrew | Climate Council of Australia
Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. Climate Council of Australia 2014Description: PDFISBN: 9780992414283(print); 9780992414290(web)Subject(s): Climatic Changes Economic Aspects | Emissions Trading | Renewable Energy Sources | Electric Power | Sustainable DevelopmentOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Bibliography : p. 73-78

This report explores a number of ways to reduce Australia's emissions from the power sector. Continuing to burn coal for power in the traditional way is incompatible with addressing climate change. There are several technologies being developed that aim to store emissions from power stations under the ground, called Carbon Capture and Storage Technology (CCS). However, given Australia's ageing plants, most are likely to be too out-dated and inefficient to be candidates for retrofitting. In addition, the cost of CCS means that coal plants will struggle to compete with renewable energy in the long term.

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