The Climate Institute is closing its doors this week. But there there doesn’t seem to be much mourning going on – perhaps because activists are busy brushing up their work resumes for the plethora of enviro-campaigning jobs on offer.
An energy-intensive recycling plant in South Australia announced it would shut down this week, crippled by skyrocketing power prices.
Australia urgently needs more natural gas supplies. This has been confirmed by the gas industry, manufacturers, the Federal Government, the Australian Consumer and Competition Council and in the recently published Finkel Review of Australia’s energy needs.
Barrow Island, 60km of the coast of Western Australia, is set to be the location of the world’s most ambitious operation to permanently dispose of carbon waste underground.
Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk grabbed for the political high ground following last week’s Commonwealth announcement of its intention to proceed with LNG export caps if there is a shortage of natural gas on Australia’s East Coast.
The days of activist groups masquerading as environmental organisations in order to claim tax benefits may be numbered, with the Federal Government seeking feedback on key aspects of the Register of Environmental Organisations.
The Queensland Government reaction to the Finkel Review of Australia’s energy policy was to assess it as putting the burden on Queensland – and that the sunshine and resources State was up to the challenge.
A long-standing Victorian methanol plant is the latest to shut up shop and move to the United States of America, where gas is cheaper and supply more certain.