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Federal green bank powers up Victoria’s ‘Big Battery’ with $160m boost

Federal green bank powers up Victoria’s ‘Big Battery’ with $160m boost

Victoria is a step closer to becoming home to one of the world’s biggest lithium-ion batteries by next summer.

  • by Nick Toscano

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Texas grid managers says state 'on glide path' to powering up again
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Texas grid managers says state 'on glide path' to powering up again

In Texas, just under 500,000 homes and businesses remained without power, down from about 3 million two days ago.

Beach Energy hits Otway Basin drilling success as gas crunch looms

Beach Energy hits Otway Basin drilling success as gas crunch looms

Oil and gas producer Beach Energy has discovered more than double the amount of gas it expected from a new gas field off the coast of Victoria.

  • by Nick Toscano
Nationals at odds with Liberals over ‘unrealistic’ coal plan

Nationals at odds with Liberals over ‘unrealistic’ coal plan

Collie is WA’s traditional home of coal and the policy will make it nearly impossible for the Liberals to take the marginal seat of Collie-Preston where thousands of voters are still connected to the industry in some way.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Conditions ‘remain challenging’ as AGL swings to $2.3b loss

Conditions ‘remain challenging’ as AGL swings to $2.3b loss

The energy operator has flagged it will come back to investors in March with possible business model changes.

  • by Emma Koehn
Running on empty: Altona oil plant closure sparks fuel security warnings

Running on empty: Altona oil plant closure sparks fuel security warnings

Australia could be down to just one refinery producing petrol, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products for the local market by the middle of the year.

  • by Noel Towell
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‘Nowhere to go’: Devastated workers vent over closure of Altona fuel refinery

‘Nowhere to go’: Devastated workers vent over closure of Altona fuel refinery

It’s been a key feature of Altona’s skyline for more than 70 years. But the Mobil fuel refinery, a symbol of Melbourne’s working class western suburbs, will soon be no more.

  • by Tom Cowie and Mathew Dunckley
Renewables engineer picked to steer Australia’s energy markets

Renewables engineer picked to steer Australia’s energy markets

Daniel Westerman, an Australian engineer with extensive commercial experience including in renewable energy, has been chosen to head the country’s main energy market operator.

  • by Peter Hannam
Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?
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Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?

What is green hydrogen? How could it help the environment? And what’s its future in Australia?

  • by Nick Toscano
Write-down shows AGL has read the writing on the wall
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Write-down shows AGL has read the writing on the wall

The write-downs are the first substantive indication that Australia’s big fossil fuel electricity generators are feeling the heat that their peers in other rich countries have long had to face.

  • by Bruce Mountain
World’s largest battery to be built in Hunter Valley

World’s largest battery to be built in Hunter Valley

Australia leads the world in the uptake of solar on homes, but is far behind in commercial solar, according to CEP Energy, who are developing the project.

  • by Nick O'Malley