power station at port augusta
Power station at Port Augusta IMG 7952 - This coal-fired power station on the edge of teh South Australian city of Port Augusta stands on beside the calm waters of Spencer Gulf. The production of electricity by the burning of coal produces greenhouses gases that contribute significantly to the problems of global warming and climate change. This power station, supplied by coal mined at Leigh Creek in the state's northern outback region, is due to close in the near future. The closure, you might think, would have presented an opportunity for the construction of a new power production facility based on clean, non-polluting, renewable resources, such as solar or wind, but sadly that won't be the case. The city's energy needs are to be met with power from coaled-fired power stations in the neighbouring state of Victoria.