Energy

  • 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.

  • Electricity prices falling overall with variation between jurisdictions

    First 5000     |      December 22, 2018

    The AEMC’s annual report on electricity price trends shows a falling price outlook for the next two years.

  • Clear and present danger in energy – governments must intervene when markets fail

    Peter Strong     |      November 25, 2018

    Recent commentary advanced by the extreme end of laissez-faire economics and the investment community about the risks associated with Government intervention in the national electricity market misses the point.

  • Energy workers need support as the market changes

    Julian Lorkin     |      November 8, 2018

    Workers in the coal-fired power industry should be supported structural change forces them into new jobs, according to a report from UNSW Business School.

  • New guide to cutting the business energy burden

    First 5000     |      September 3, 2018

    Australian manufacturers are being encouraged to take immediate steps to manage their energy consumption in the face of escalating energy costs and record gas prices.

  • Fast vehicle charging gets a boost

    First 5000     |      August 19, 2018

    A Springfield business has designed a project to optimise ultrafast electric vehicle charging on Queensland’s ‘electric superhighway’.

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