Good news: the carbon price is hurting coal power stations

A number of coal power stations, most recently Munmorah, were already teetering on the verge of collapse thanks to old age, depressed demand and growth of renewables. The good news is the carbon price will put them down for the count permanently.

Only four days since the carbon price has been instituted and we can chalk up some quick wins (if only the federal government would let the natural course of events actually occur).

A few days ago, Climate Spectator outlined how South Australia wouldn’t miss the fact that coal power station Playford was to be closed for good and Northern was also going to be put out of action for six months of the year.


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