Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Japan spruiks 'highly efficient' coal-fired power plants as stop-gap measure to Australia's energy crisis

When it comes to Australia's energy crisis, there's been a lot of talk about "clean coal”.

The coal processing section of Japan's Isogo
power plant, where the coal gets crushed.
Some have suggested that high-efficiency, low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power plants could be the answer to provide certainty across the energy grid.

Australia's Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg and Resources Minister Matt Canavan have taken separate trips to Japan to see how the technology works in practice.

Both politicians visited the Isogo power plant, south of Tokyo — which has been recognised as the world's cleanest coal-fired power station in the world, in terms of emissions intensity.

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