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  • Yallourn coal-fired power plant due to shut down from 2029

    Jun 25, 2019· Yallourn is one of the most polluting power stations in Australia, according to Australia's Clean Energy Regulator. The brown coal-fired power plant emitted 1.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every

  • With Yallourn threatened with early closure, does Germany

    A threat to close the Yallourn coal-fired power station earlier than planned has some asking whether Australia should look to Germany as a model for transition.

  • Yallourn Power Station Electricity Since 1974

    Yallourn Power Station Powering Victoria and beyond, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Nestled in Victoria's Latrobe Valley on the traditional lands of the Braiakaulung people of the Gunaikurnai nation, Yallourn Power Station or simply Yallourn, as the community and we call it has been providing both state and nation with electricity

  • Yallourn W power station Global Energy Monitor

    Oct 24, 2012· Background on Plant. Yallourn W power station is owned by EnergyAustralia (formerly known as TRUenergy), a subsidiary of CLP. The power station is supplied with coal from the Yallourn mine.In mid-2012 the collapse of a river diversion embankment resulted in the mine pit being flooded, conveyor belts damaged, and the power station being offline for most

  • Environment Victoria Yallourn, Australia's dirtiest power

    Burning coal is the biggest source of climate pollution in Australia; Victoria’s three coal-burning power stations in the Latrobe Valley produce 40 percent of the state’s climate pollution 1; Yallourn produces the dirtiest energy in the country, with an emissions intensity of over 1.34 tCO2-e/MWh 2; Each year, Yallourn emits up to 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution,

  • The mine EnergyAustralia

    The Yallourn mine is the oldest in Victoria, and Australia's second-largest open cut mine. Yallourn mine has produced over 1 billion tonnes of brown coal since the 1920s. We excavate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to supply the power station with the coal it needs to keep Victoria's home fires burning. The process of mining also produces

  • Greens Pushing Harder For Early Closure Of Yallourn Power

    Jun 06, 2019· EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn W brown coal-fired power station was originally commissioned in 1975 with additional generator units commissioned in 1982. Thus, the earliest generator units are now around 44 years old.

  • Australian coal-power allowable pollution would be illegal

    Aug 14, 2017· EJA uncovered a previously unpublicised EPA investigation into the coal-fired power station at Yallourn in Victoria, operated by Energy Australia. A representative of the power plant told the EPA

  • Yallourn Wikipedia

    Jan 03, 2005· Yallourn, Victoria was a company town in Victoria, Australia built between the 1920s and 1950s to house employees of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, who operated the nearby Yallourn Power Station complex. However, expansion of the adjacent open-cut brown coal mine led to the closure and removal of the town in the 1980s. Whilst the

  • Tougher rules on coal power closures headline revamp options

    Sep 03, 2020· Stricter rules around coal power station closures to avoid price shocks and the creation of a reserve generation market are options being tabled to adapt the National Electricity Market to the

  • Brown coal generators must now dance to the tune of

    Sep 07, 2020· The Yallourn coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria. Victoria’s ageing brown coal generators are being forced to learn new tricks in the latter stages of their lives

  • Greens Pushing Harder For Early Closure Of Yallourn Power

    EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn W brown coal-fired power station was originally commissioned in 1975 with additional generator units commissioned in 1982. Thus, the earliest generator units are now around 44 years old.

  • Action looms over 'steep, unexplained' spike in power

    Apr 23, 2020· “In the middle of a global pandemic that targets the respiratory system, it is troubling to learn that coal-fired power stations like Yallourn and Vales Point could be emitting increased levels

  • Coal on 'life support': unions demand closure deal at Yallourn

    Nov 18, 2019· Unions at the giant Yallourn mine and power station in Victoria’s east are demanding a closure agreement with the plant’s operators in case of a shutdown, arguing coal-fired power stations are

  • Environment Victoria Yallourn’s toxic air pollution a

    Yallourn coal mine and power station emits more than 30 toxic substances, including fine particles (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), mercury and oxides of nitrogen 1; Yallourn emits the most toxic mercury of any power station in Australia, more than 400 kilograms per year. 2 Yallourn is the third-largest source of fine particle pollution (PM2.5), which is harmful to human health 4

  • Victorian coal plants producing highest mercury pollution

    Yallourn power station pumped out 435kg of mercury in 2017-18 Emissions technology is available that could reduce Victoria's coal footprint AGL

  • EnergyAustralia paves way for NSW coal power upgrade

    Jul 05, 2019· EnergyAustralia is set to announce an upgrade of its Mt Piper coal power generator in NSW, part of a plan to secure the plant's future for another 24 years and help stabilise the east coast power

  • Australian coal-power allowable pollution would be illegal

    Aug 14, 2017· EJA uncovered a previously unpublicised EPA investigation into the coal-fired power station at Yallourn in Victoria, operated by Energy Australia. A representative of the power plant told the EPA

  • The mine EnergyAustralia

    The Yallourn mine is the oldest in Victoria, and Australia's second-largest open cut mine. Yallourn mine has produced over 1 billion tonnes of brown coal since the 1920s. We excavate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to supply the power station with the coal it needs to keep Victoria's home fires burning. The process of mining also produces

  • Replace Yallourn Australian Greens Victoria

    Yallourn in Victoria is Australia’s dirtiest, most polluting coal power station. It’s one of three Victorian coal power stations that must be replaced by 2030. Yallourn burns 17 million tonnes of coal each year. That’s more than would be dug up at the proposed Adani mine.

  • The Demise of Coal Energy Networks Australia

    Earlier this year, AGL’s generator at Loy Yang A brown coal-fired power station unexpectedly tripped offline. It is also expected that Yallourn power station could close much sooner than its scheduled 2032 retirement. To add further pressure, Origin’s Mortlake gas power generator was damaged earlier this month and will run at half-capacity

  • Yallourn History Yallourn Association

    Yallourn was a company town in Victoria built between the 1920s and the 1950s to house employees of the State Electrical Commission of Victoria, who operated the nearby Yallourn Power Station complex. However, expansion of the adjacent open cut brown coal mine led to the closure and removal of the town in the 1980s.

  • Victoria may extend Yallourn coal licence despite zero

    Jan 15, 2018· Steam billows from the cooling towers of the Yallourn coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley. The station’s existing licence was due to expire in 2026.