The Australia Institute slams the Victorian government for using misleading jobs and emissions figures to justify lifting of gas moratorium.
Report finds Narrabri has “enormous potential” for renewables, with scope for between 1GW and 4.5GW of large-scale solar and wind, that would create 500-2,600 permanent local jobs.
The last few weeks have set new standards for national stupidity, as the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, and tries to establish as many new coal,VSG, LNG and oil projects as it can before the shutters come down.
The Australian CSG-to-LNG industry facing crisis, with reduced demand, and high capital and operating costs. Write downs and closures may be imminent.
The extraordinary resistance to coal seam gas in NSW documented by The Bentley Effect underlines the power of community energy, and delivers a warning to politicians and big business about their energy and business choices. The power is shifting to communities.
Report warns Australia’s vastly underestimated CSG emissions – potentially equal to entire transport sector – would make Paris targets impossible to meet.
One week after energy ministers met to consider opening up Australia’s gas market, Victoria Labor announces permanent legislative ban on coal-seam gas fracking.
Josh Frydenberg’s apparent shift in thinking on renewables is welcome, but his call to end moratoriums on unconventional gas is profoundly out of step.
Oregon becomes 1st US state to legislate to eliminate coal power use by 2025; while NSW introduces new measures against CSG protesters, which it dubs “eco-fascists.”
Fact checking claims from Monday’s Q&A regarding coal seam gas.