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Replacing the first coal fired power station?

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3:51 pm
October 26, 2011


John Symond

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There was an interview today on Radio National (Bush Telegraph) of the Mayor of Port Augusta, Joy Baluch, and of the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions, Matthew Wright. 

The Playford B coal fired power station is one of the highest polluting plants in Australia. It could be replaced with concentrating solar thermal power stations. The mayor supports change…

 

Listen in:

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn…..1143.mp3 

 

The website explaining the Beyond Zero Emissions approach is here

Port Augusta seems to have the necessary characteristics for a renewable power plant: 

  • It is currently powered by an outmoded, highly polluting coal fired power station
  • It is in a region of high solar radiation.

 

 

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