Outcry at Australia’s coal plant closures misses the point: change is coming | Adam Morton

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Trying to heavy owners won’t hold back the renewables tide. It’s time to plan, and the blueprint exists

If ever there is a case where the headline doesn’t tell the full story it is the news that Victoria’s Yallourn power generator – one of Australia’s oldest and dirtiest coal plants – will shut earlier than planned.

The basic facts are clear: the owner, EnergyAustralia, had previously said the Latrobe Valley generator would close in 2032, and now it will be gone by 2028.

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