WA forges ahead with renewables transition as other states face energy crisis

It’s been a big week in the world of power — although for different reasons depending on which side of Australia you’re on.

As much of the country struggles to keep the lights on, WA has taken a significant step in its renewables transition, announcing the end of state-run, coal-fired power plants by 2030.

It’s expected to have a big impact on household bills in the future, but why is it happening now, and what does it all mean?

Here’s a rundown of this week’s local energy news.

What are the big changes?

The WA government had previously committed to retiring parts of its largest coal-fired plant, the Muja power station.


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