Continuing viability of the Australian coal sector requires continuing access to export markets, particularly in Asia (specifically China, Japan and India), and acceptance in Australia that the industry has a social licence to operate. Managing the risks related to coal use in Australia requires an understanding of the technical status and economics of power generation for coal and its alternative; the issues around the public acceptance of coal production and use; and how policy both in Australia and overseas will impact on these issues. The focus of this project is therefore to:
- Analyse current and future generation costs for all generation technologies, using publicly available data, which has been validated in discussions with industry insiders.
- Understand the “licence to operate” issues associated with the power generation sector in the three countries, but with a particular focus on coal mining and use in Australia, and
- Identify key policy drivers
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