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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

Though the awareness of climate risk disclosure has become more prevalent, such disclosures by Australian companies are still the exception rather than the norm.

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First Australian export LNG plant could close within 3 years

First Australian export LNG plant could close within 3 years

The Australian CSG-to-LNG industry facing crisis, with reduced demand, and high capital and operating costs. Write downs and closures may be imminent.

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Boosting gas production a "false solution" to confected crisis: report

Boosting gas production a “false solution” to confected crisis: report

Push to unlock more of Australia’s unconventional gas resources and build massive pipelines has been labelled a “false solution” to a non-existent problem.

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Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

PM suggests public money could be used to subsidise gas pipelines in northern Australia, as well as underwriting rail plans of Indian coal giant Adani.

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The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.

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More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

Climate Council says weaning Australia from coal via increased reliance on gas won’t cut emissions, will push up power prices.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

Regulator says re-bidding by major gas players caused major South Australia power price spikes in August and September.

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No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

Committee finds no social licence for unconventional gas “fracking” in south-east SA – a decision based in health concerns, among others.

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Open letter to SA government: Don't sell out to gas

Open letter to SA government: Don’t sell out to gas

SA government’s loosening of the emission cap on new power stations suggests a sell-out to gas. This would be wrong for several reasons.