Another coal power station bites the dust

The mothballing of 700MW of the Tarong coal power station illustrates how badly black coal is getting squeezed by a combination of reduced demand and, increasingly, by growth of renewables.

Last week, Stanwell, a Queensland government-owned electricity generation company, announced it would be mothballing 700MW of capacity from the Tarong coal power station. Two 350MW units would be put on ice – one in October and another in December this year.

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