1. Hazelwood Coal-Fired Power Station Closure Would Aid Shift to Renewable Energy

    Hazelwood Coal-Fired Power Station Closure Would Aid Shift to Renewable Energy

    News that French energy giant Engie is considering closing Hazelwood brown coal power station, one of the world's most-polluting power plants, provides an opportunity for government, industry and investors to engineer a smooth transition to renewable energy, clearly the future of electricity generation. In recent days, Engie signalled it is looking at shutting down or selling the Hazelwood plant, as part of the partly French government-owned company's global shift from fossil fuels. Only weeks ago, the company bought a majority stake in US battery storage firm Green Charge Networks. Engie's chief executive predicts that as much as half of all electricity demand will be met by local generation, particularly solar panels.

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