Tag: renewables

Trevor St Baker, one of Australia’s last true believers in coal power

Trevor St Baker has a decades-long history in Australia’s coal power sector and has emerged as one of the most prominent opponents in the ranks of the power industry of a rapid transition to greater renewables generation. As opposition to renewables from Australia’s largest electricity utilities has faded, St Baker has emerged as one of the few dissenting voices left.

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The International Energy Agency’s non-existent guideline on curtailing renewables

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reportedly has a guideline which says solar and wind energy should be curtailed to ensure power from coal and other ‘dispatchable’ generation never falls below 50 per cent of generation “at any time”. Or so Trevor St Baker, one of the co-owners of the polluting Vales Point coal power station in Australia, claims.

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