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Apr. 05, 2019

LNG prices set to fall by a third, in blow to energy giants

LNG prices are forecast to drop by a third in the coming months following a steep decline in the oil price, hitting the earnings of some of Australia's biggest energy companies.
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Apr. 05, 2019

Labor reignites the carbon wars

The centrepiece of Labor's plan to reduce carbon emissions – a baseline and credit scheme for the nation's top 250 emitters – appears doomed with the Coalition opposed to the entire policy and the Greens hostile towards several elements, including letting companies offset emissions by buying international carbon permits.
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Apr. 05, 2019

Millions locked in to tap Territory shale fields

The Morrison government has moved to open Northern Territory shale fields for exploration and development as part of a $75 million package to support ¬reliable energy infrastructure.
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Apr. 05, 2019

Federal budget 2019: Budget reboots for climate and energy election

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's maiden budget funds the government's $3.5 billion climate and energy program that it will take to the election to battle with Labor's ambitious renewable energy and carbon emissions targets.
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Mar. 20, 2019

Who should hold “hot potato” of connection costs for wind and solar farms?

Amid the extraordinary boom in large-scale wind and solar projects in Australia – some $25 billion completed and under construction according to the federal Coalition government that tried to stop it – it may be tempting to think that this is nothing but a good news story.
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Mar. 20, 2019

Shell aims for ‘substantial’ electricity business in Australia

Oil major Shell has set out ambitions to build a major electricity generating and retailing business in Australia within the next decade as part of its global shift towards lower-carbon energy, in comments that look set to revive speculation that a significant acquisition may be on the cards.
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Mar. 20, 2019

Consumer watchdog tips relief on gas prices

Gas prices on Australia’s east coast are set to fall this winter, potentially providing some relief to long-suffering manufacturers and heavy industry, according to data from the competition watchdog.
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Mar. 20, 2019

Energy minister calls on AGL to commit to Liddell replacement plan

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has called on AGL to commit to its energy replacement plan ahead of the planned closure of the Liddell power plant.
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Mar. 20, 2019

Path clear to a zero carbon economy

Ten years ago Lord Adair Turner made what he considers the most embarrassing prediction in a 40 year career which included decent lengths of time in consulting, banking, prudential regulation and academia.
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Jan. 25, 2019

Looming LNG oversupply offers slim hope for local gas buyers

After defying gloomy predictions of a supply glut and price slump in both 2017 and 2018, this year may finally see LNG markets tank, and while that's a concern for exporters, it offers some – if not much – hope of easing prices for manufacturers in the eastern states.