A 40-YEAR-old coal-fired power station in southern Queensland will be shut down by 2012 - but workers' jobs have been guaranteed.and
The closure will not impact on Queensland power supplies as the nearby 385MW Swanbank E power station, commissioned in 2002, will continue operation.
Swanbank E, a gas-fired power station, produces 50 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than the average coal-fired plant.
There were plans to build a gas fired power station in the valley... The council knocked the plans back. I wasn't opposed, and thought that those who were opposed were just NIMBYs.
After finding out a bit about how expensive gas fired power is and why (check out the comments on this thread from Wand and Skeeter), and seeing how much and how quickly our power bills have risen just from the government getting rid of the revenue section of the power authority. Now I think it's not such a good idea.