'Expensive and underperforming': energy audit finds gas power running well below capacity

Thursday 19 March 2020
An LNG tanker leaves Gladstone, Queensland. Gas development is one of the drivers behind Australia’s increasing emissions and electricity demand. AAP/Dan Peled

The Guardian quoted the Energy Change Institute's Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Saddler who found the combined-cycle gas plants in the national grid – those expected to be available near constantly, sometimes described as “baseload” – ran at just 30% capacity across the past 18 months.

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