'Base-load investment scheme' could keep coal alive, but Liddell power station has 'mammoth problems'

By James Massola, Peter Hannam
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:16am, first published September 7 2017 - 7:55am

Support is hardening in the federal Coalition for coal-fired power to have a medium-term role in Australia's electricity market, with some MPs suggesting a "base-load investment scheme" to upgrade and extend the life of coal plants and operate alongside a future Clean Energy Target.

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