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The owner of the Yallourn brown coal power plant in Victorias Latrobe Valley has announced it will shut in mid-2028, four years earlier than previously planned.
The announcement by EnergyAustralia follows widespread speculation that one or more of the 15 coal plants remaining in the national grid would shut early due to a flood of cheap solar and wind energy into the grid making them financially unviable.
Workers at the 1,480-megawatt plant were told of the plan on Wednesday morning ahead of a press…

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