• Urgent inquiry begins into protecting energy consumers from COVID-19 retailer failure

    First 5000     |      May 29, 2020

    The Australian Energy Market Commission is considering an urgent request from the Australian Energy Regulator so consumers can have certainty about their power during COVID-19.

  • Report outlines emissions reduction options for industrial process heat users

    First 5000     |      November 25, 2019

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) released a report that outlines renewable energy options for all Australian industrial users of process heat last week. 

  • Ultra fast highway charging network for electric vehicles

    First 5000     |      August 26, 2019

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $15 million in funding to Evie Networks to roll out the largest ultra fast battery electric vehicle (EV) charging network along Australia’s highways.

  • Union demands crisis meeting with Gov to save energy jobs

    First 5000     |      July 4, 2019

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro are being urged to hold a crisis meeting with power industry unions to find a way to save 182 regional jobs being slashed by publicly-owned electricity distributor Essential Energy.

  • Australia, Canada join forces for development of clean hydrogen technologies

    First 5000     |      June 11, 2019

    CSIRO and the University of British Columbia have announced a Memorandum of Understanding aligned with the latest call to action from Mission Innovation.

  • Action required to prevent Victorian gas shortfall

    First 5000     |      March 28, 2019

    The Australian Energy Market Operator’s latest analysis finds that additional sources of Victorian gas are required to avert a crisis in gas supplies from 2024.

  • Element 25 to trial making metal using renewable energy

    First 5000     |      March 26, 2019

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $490,000 in funding to mining and metals company Element 25 Limited to examine the viability of using renewable energy in their metal production process.

  • Bridges built for a better energy future

    Peter Strong     |      March 25, 2019

    COSBOA has released a communique from the “Small Business Energy Summit” which was held in Melbourne last week (20 March, 2019) to confront the issues of energy supply and costs and associated business and economic risks.

  • Relief needed for manufacturers battling high gas prices

    First 5000     |      March 10, 2019

    The high cost of gas poses an imminent threat to east coast manufacturers, making them internationally uncompetitive and increasing the likelihood they will wind up or relocate their operations, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said in a speech to the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook conference in Sydney last week.

  • Labor pledge to create national fuel reserve critical step to ensure Australia’s fuel security

    First 5000     |      March 1, 2019

    The maritime union has welcomed Labor’s commitment to create a government-owned National Fuel Reserve, describing it as an essential step to protect Australia from natural disasters or global crisis that could disrupt oil supplies.

  • Prime Minister commits $56m to Marinus Link progress

    First 5000     |      February 25, 2019

    TasNetworks has released its Initial Feasibility Report considering a second Bass Strait electricity interconnector, Marinus Link. This is the first milestone of the $20 million dollar Project Marinus, supported by ARENA, investigating further Bass Strait interconnection as part of Australia’s future electricity grid.

  • Time for business to champion sensible responses on energy

    Peter Strong     |      February 21, 2019

    Today one of our major national newspapers is carrying a front-page story about the ongoing energy crisis and the potential economic risks that flow from political plans based around ideology not reality.

  • Keep calm about electricity reliability

    Tony Wood     |      February 15, 2019

    The popular perception that Australia’s electricity supply has become less reliable with more renewable energy, and that this is inevitably going to get worse, is wrong and dangerous, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

  • Distributed energy projects awarded nearly $10 million

    First 5000     |      February 11, 2019

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian Government, the has awarded $9.6 million in funding to 12 projects and studies to further integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity system.

  • Have your say: Jemena five-year NSW gas plan

    First 5000     |      February 1, 2019

    Energy company, Jemena, has released its Gas Networks Draft 2020 Plan, outlining the company’s future plans for evolving the NSW gas distribution network, reducing prices and maintaining reliability of the network.

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