Renewables rush a risk to industry

Original article by Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 15-Jun-18

Large electricity users are concerned about the impact of the Federal Government’s national energy guarantee on baseload power supply. Tomago Aluminium CEO Matt Howell argues that some industrial users require competitively priced baseload power around the clock, which renewables cannot guarantee without reliable storage technology. Resources Minister Matt Canavan says coal is still the best option for supplying cheap and reliable baseload power, and he warns that coal would no longer be competitive under Labor’s carbon emissions policy.

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TOMAGO ALUMINIUM COMPANY PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, MANUFACTURING AUSTRALIA LIMITED, BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED – ASX BSL, CSR LIMITED – ASX CSR, DULUXGROUP LIMITED – ASX DLX, BRICKWORKS LIMITED – ASX BKW, ADELAIDE BRIGHTON LIMITED – ASX ABC, CEMENT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, RHEEM AUSTRALIA LIMITED, TESLA INCORPORATED, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL

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