Queensland Premier Anastasia Palacszuk declared this week that Australia’s East Coast needs to produce more gas – and then backed up her words with an announcement of expanded exploration opportunities.
Multi-million-dollar protest group Lock The Gate has finally succumbed to pressure and apologised to Origin Energy for its “scandalous allegations” of conspiracy with the NT Government and independent inquiry into hydraulic fracturing.
The State election underway in South Australia is underlining the Government’s intention to continue to “lead the race” on renewable energy deployment. The question is – a race to what end?
A fortnight after posting them, anti-gas protest group Lock The Gate has belatedly relented and removed offending ‘conspiracy’ allegations from its website.
Australia needs more gas, and illogical blockers to its development should be removed. So says the world’s foremost energy authority, the International Energy Agency, in its latest report on Australia’s energy future.
Victorian consumers used to enjoy some of the cheapest energy in the world; manufacturers thrived on low-cost gas and electricity. Not any more.
There is good news for manufacturers and industrial users in the latest report on natural gas pricing – but householders in Victoria and NSW may feel they are missing out.
When the heat was on in eastern Australia last week, there was very little wind. For this reason, wind-power rich South Australia was relying on brown-coal electricity from Victorian generators 1000km away – and they were paying a pretty price for it.