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Senate Report Recommends Coal Should be Phased Out


Source: The Guardian, 28 November 2016

A Senate report has recommended that Australia should move completely away from coal-generated electricity, citing economic factors as the primary drivers.

It comes about a month after the unplanned closure of Hazelwood, Australia’s dirtiest coal station, and before the expected unplanned closure of several others around the country.

The committee’s chairwoman, Larissa Waters, said: “This report should be a wake-up call for the government. The electricity market is going through a dramatic transformation but it must be managed.

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