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Liddell power station closure to push power bills up by $500 a year

11 April, 2018 Matthew Benns Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph   NSW consumers will be slugged an extra $500 a year for power when energy giant AGL shuts its coal-fired Liddell power station, modelling has shown. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has personally called AGL chairman Graeme Hunt and asked him to keep the power station [...]

2018-04-11T10:28:07+10:00 April 11th, 2018|

CEOs upbeat about economy in 2018

24 January, 2018 Paul Osborne Courtesy of the Australian   Australian chief executives are optimistic about the year ahead but concerned about rising energy prices, a new study shows. The Australian Industry Group 2018 Business Prospects report, released on Wednesday, found investment plans and expectations of employment growth are higher than at any time since [...]

2018-01-25T12:50:07+10:00 January 25th, 2018|

Heatwave puts pressure on national electricity grid

19 January, 2018 Luke Griffiths Courtesy of the Australian    A heatwave gripping southern Australia is putting so much strain on the national power grid, some Victorian hospitals have been forced to issue a “Code Yellow” alert amid fears of blackouts. Victoria’s Department of Health has warned all Melbourne hospitals to check their emergency generators [...]

2018-01-19T18:27:30+10:00 January 19th, 2018|

Extreme heat could test Weatherill’s generators

18 January, 2018 Michael Owen and Luke Griffiths Courtesy of the Australian   A hot spell in South Australia in which metropolitan temperatures will soar above 40C until the weekend has left the state reliant on a fleet of diesel generators to prevent blackouts amid warnings from the market operator of a power supply shortfall [...]

2018-01-18T10:54:03+10:00 January 18th, 2018|

NSW Nationals push for new coal-fired power station

29 June, 2017 Andrew Clennell Courtesy of the Australian   NSW Nationals will push Premier Gladys Berejiklian to build a coal-fired power station in the Hunter region using proceeds from the $2.6 billion sale of the Land and Property Information service. Ms Berejiklian announced on Friday that $2.3bn would be spent on Sydney stadiums — [...]

2017-11-29T14:39:17+10:00 November 29th, 2017|

Turnbull Government plan to address energy crisis predicts $400 price drop

22 November, 2017 Anthony Galloway Courtesy of the Courier Mail   Australians’ power bills would fall by up to $400 a year under the Turnbull Government’s plan to address the country’s energy crisis, according to new modelling. The higher than expected savings from the National Energy Guarantee will be used by the government to try [...]

2017-11-22T13:54:03+10:00 November 22nd, 2017|

North Queensland supports new coal power station: poll

17 November, 2017 Domanii Cameron Courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin A new poll has revealed 65 per cent of voters across key North Queensland battleground seats support a high-efficiency low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power station. The ReachTEL poll, commissioned by the Australian Power Project, also found 75 per cent of voters would base their vote on energy [...]

2017-11-17T11:38:49+10:00 November 17th, 2017|

First image of new North Queensland coal power plant revealed

10 November, 2017 Domanii Cameron Courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin   NEW artist’s impressions of a high-efficiency low emissions coal-fired power station have emerged as demand for mixed energy in North Queensland continues to grow. AGL Energy’s former head of corporate communications and investor relations officer Nathan Vass has released fresh imagery of what a [...]

2017-11-10T17:21:35+10:00 November 10th, 2017|

Greens dictate policy

10 November, 2017 Nathan Vass Courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin   THE emergence of a secret report into the benefits of a new high efficiency low emission (HELE) power station demonstrates how distorted the politics of our energy system are becoming. Voters are right to be cynical when a report commissioned with taxpayers’ own money [...]

2017-11-10T17:19:04+10:00 November 10th, 2017|

LNP power plan should drive down power prices, says experts

06 November, 2017 Mark Ludlow Courtesy of the AFR The Queensland Liberal National Party's plans to demerge state-owned electricity generators would only drive down power prices if they are allowed to act like commercial enterprises, according to energy experts. With the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg highlighting the lack [...]

2017-11-07T14:31:18+10:00 November 7th, 2017|