Energy

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Fracking in Lake Eyre the ‘height of folly’, report suggests
Economic analysis suggests any proposal to allow fracking in Queensland basin would not be commercially viable

Joe Hinchliffe

02, Oct, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Tracking Australia’s progress on the climate crisis and the consequences of global heating
What is Australia’s contribution to the climate emergency, and how successfully is it acting to address it?

Nick Evershed, Josh Nicholas and Adam Morton

02, Oct, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Ross Garnaut’s Superpower follow-up tells a story of promise but also of peril
The economist’s new book proposes an expanded Renewable Energy Target and an energy reserve system to ensure grid reliability

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Queensland’s renewable energy plan confirms the politics of coal have changed for good
Most now see opportunity instead of job losses – but Labor will have to match ambition with action if it’s to deliver on 80% renewables by 2035

Ben Smee

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Winds of ‘radical change’: Queensland breaks up with coal in stunning week in energy
Annastacia Palaszczuk promised to ditch coal by 2035, leaving experts ‘gobsmacked’ given the state’s deep association with the fossil fuel

Graham Readfearn

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Labor’s deal with gas exporters will lock in high prices, consumer groups say
Agreement raises concerns transition to lower emissions energy sector will be harder and more expensive

Peter Hannam

30, Sep, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Amid rush to exit coal, AGL’s challenges are only just beginning
Energy retailer says it will need to find $20bn to meet its raised goal of adding 12 gigawatts of new wind and solar plants and storage by 2036

Peter Hannam

29, Sep, 2022 @9:28 AM

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Australian government strikes deal with gas suppliers to avoid winter shortfall
Federal resources minister Madeleine King says agreement with three big exporters will ensure security of supply and avoid need for ‘gas trigger’

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

29, Sep, 2022 @4:09 AM

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Nationals say renewables can’t meet energy needs without fossil support. But do the claims firm up? | Temperature Check
The Nationals have turned the scare rhetoric up to 11, but the energy market operator has already accounted for much of their criticisms

Graham Readfearn

29, Sep, 2022 @2:54 AM

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AGL will close Victoria’s coal-fired power station Loy Yang A a decade early
Energy company accelerates its exit from coal, although timeline for closure of Bayswater in the NSW Hunter Valley remains unchanged

Peter Hannam and Benita Kolovos

28, Sep, 2022 @9:25 PM

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Mike Cannon-Brookes to back new AGL board members in bid to clean up climate polluter
Tech billionaire will support four independent non-executive directors to transform the company

Peter Hannam

28, Sep, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Gas exporters and government yet to agree deal to secure east coast Australia supply
Analyst says lack of unity ‘like a case of brinkmanship’ ahead of decision on activation of gas trigger

Peter Hannam

28, Sep, 2022 @8:41 AM

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