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Yallourn closure a ‘sign of the times’ for coal power’s struggles – Sydney Morning Herald

The early closure of Yallourn has underscored the severity of the crisis engulfing the nation’s coal generators and escalated warnings of further closures.

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Energy workers at Yallourn have been powering Victoria for decades and they dont deserve to be thrown on the scrapheap, said CFMEU Mining and Energy Victorian president Trevor Williams.
EnergyAustralia boss Liz Westcott said coal-fired power plants had been the backbone of our energy system for decades.
But that is changing, she said. More recently weve observed coal is less required as more renewables enter this system.
Price falls across the nations main grid have been driven largely by the pandemic-led…

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