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No budget money for new gas plant casts doubt over whether it will be built

No budget money for new gas plant casts doubt over whether it will be built

The energy market was left in confusion over whether the government will follow through on a taxpayer-funded gas generator after Tuesday’s federal budget.

  • by Mike Foley and Nick Toscano

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‘Terrible precedent’: Oil and gas industry slams minister’s new levy

‘Terrible precedent’: Oil and gas industry slams minister’s new levy

The federal government will impose a levy on the oil and gas industry to cover the cost of a decommissioned oil rig in the Timor Sea.

  • by Mike Foley
Yallourn exit ratchets up risk of future blackouts in Victoria, SA

Yallourn exit ratchets up risk of future blackouts in Victoria, SA

The early closure of the Yallourn coal-fired power plant has forced authorities to declare a heightened threat of blackouts in Victoria and South Australia in less than 10 years.

  • by Nick Toscano
How a QUT expert is helping change future of clean energy

How a QUT expert is helping change future of clean energy

Researchers are spotlighting tiny particles called POMs, whose special properties could mean they will have a huge impact on clean energy technology in the near future.

  • by Stuart Layt
Gas industry report warns of asthma risk from home gas cooking

Gas industry report warns of asthma risk from home gas cooking

The Climate Council report on the natural gas industry has rejected notions it is a “transition” fuel by highlighting its claimed health effects even in household settings.

  • by Stuart Layt
Government intervention is complicating renewable energy revolution

Government intervention is complicating renewable energy revolution

Investors and private enterprise say government intervention in the energy market is making the transition from fossil fuels to renewables more challenging.

  • by Mike Foley and Peter Hannam
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AGL demerger ‘on track’ despite shock CEO exit

AGL demerger ‘on track’ despite shock CEO exit

Energy giant AGL says it on track to outline the finer details of its demerger plan by June 30, even after the unexpected exit of its chief executive last month.

  • by Alex Druce
Power grid warnings spark calls for fresh wave of national reforms

Power grid warnings spark calls for fresh wave of national reforms

Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the government won’t become central planners deciding if coal, gas or clean energy are used to drive Australia’s energy revolution.

  • by Mike Foley
Fastest change in the world: coal’s demise sparks call for energy market reforms

Fastest change in the world: coal’s demise sparks call for energy market reforms

The future of coal power is being buried under the rise of cheaper renewables and the Commonwealth’s energy adviser says urgent reform is needed for the transition.

  • by Mike Foley
EnergyAustralia boss Catherine Tanna steps down

EnergyAustralia boss Catherine Tanna steps down

EnergyAustralia’s Catherine Tanna has announced her retirement after seven years leading the nation’s third-largest power company.

  • by Nick Toscano
Power prices fall as mild summer, renewables reduce generation costs

Power prices fall as mild summer, renewables reduce generation costs

Hundreds of thousands of people will enjoy lower power prices after wholesale power generation costs fall due to mild weather and the rise of cheap renewables.

  • by Mike Foley