Interim report

Retirement of coal fired power stations

28 November 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-492-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 571KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 22KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 25KB)
Chapter 1 - Referral and conduct of the inquiry (PDF 23KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Note on references
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Electricity markets and the role of coal fired power stations (PDF 241KB)

Electricity markets in Australia
Meeting our Paris Agreement obligations

Chapter 3 - Options for the retirement of coal fired power stations (PDF 141KB)

'Barriers to exit' and need for policy certainty
Leaving retirement decisions solely to industry and market forces
Policy mechanisms based on direct regulation
Market-based mechanisms

Chapter 4 - Options for managing the transition away from coal fired power stations (PDF 79KB)

Need for a national transition plan
A 'just transition' for workers and communities

Chapter 5 - Committee view (PDF 23KB)

Reality of the transition away from coal fired power generation
Need for an orderly closure process to encourage price stability and investment certainty

Coalition Senators' Interim Dissenting Report (PDF 71KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526