When Queensland Senator (and former Resources Minister) Matt Canavan said renewable energy was not cheaper than coal-fired power he was attacked by anti-coal activists in social media.
Indigenous representatives in northern Australia today sent a strong message to anti-gas activists: trying to pressure communities will not work.
Australia has long enjoyed an international competitive advantage in availability, reliability and cost of energy. But that is now under threat, as a packed CEDA business lunch heard in Sydney yesterday, addressed by Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher and APA Group CEO Mick McCormack.
There has been plenty of background noise in the lead-up to the imminent release of the review of national energy markets by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Alan Finkel. Amid the speculation there have been some interesting announcements – and some dubious claims.