‘Clean’ coal won’t be viable until 2030, says energy analysis


‘Clean’ coal won’t be viable until 2030, says energy analysis

In a new report released on Thursday, the Australian energy research firm RepuTex said the idea of clean coal was fundamentally out of sync with the move towards more flexible energy sources, Xinhua news agency reported.

RepuTex argued that the rising price and the falling cost of energy storage made renewable energy the cheapest source of reliable power in Australia.

In its submission to the Finkel Review, an independent review into the future of Australia’s electricity market, RepuTex said technologies such as carbon capture and storage would not reach maturity until 2030 at best, making clean coal impossible.

“Outside of the generation sector, the effort to reduce emissions could therefore be spread across the economy,” it said. Read More…

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