Energy & Natural Resources

Finkel resets Australia’s energy future with compelling blueprint

The Finkel Report is being lauded as a ‘once in a generation’ energy review. Let’s not waste this opportunity. This is not a report that can go on the shelf.

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Renewables not the root cause of SA blackouts but data management key to preventing another black event

When the lights went off and all power went out in South Australia on 28 September last year, public commentary was quick to blame renewables.

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Future energy policy must match customer expectations on price and security of supply

It’s been a long hot summer and the topic of energy security is front of mind for customers

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South Australia puts its cards on the energy table

The South Australian Government just announced a brave plan to take control of its energy security and reliability issues

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Is renewable energy now cheaper than coal? What might this mean for investors?

It has been another captivating week in the Australian energy markets. The closure of the Hazelwood power plant was announced, thermal coal export prices have continued to surge and there…

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Starting up the future of Australia’s major ENR industries with Energise

To the mining, oil and gas, and power and utility organisations that comprise the ENR sector, embracing innovation is not a new concept. Most, if not all, of the organisations…

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What did we learn from the South Australia power outage?

Just before 4pm on Wednesday 28 September, a day of extreme weather conditions, the entire state of South Australia lost power. Whilst the exact cause and circumstances of the outage…

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The UK just had an energy revolution – let’s not ignore it

In late August 2016, National Grid, the entity responsible for managing the UK’s electricity grid, announced the winners of a tender to supply a little known service which helps to…

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Volatile times: how the 80+ generation, millennials, and ride-sharers can reshape energy markets

Resilience is needed in the oil and gas sector’s current ‘lower for longer’ marketplace as short-term volatility in prices and ‘out of left field’ impacts reshape the world energy market.…

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LNG in 2016: Is this the end of the Mega Project?

The LNG 18 conference in Perth was a reality check for many LNG producers in a cash constrained global industry. But the news is not all bad. Hear more from…

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Ted Surette: Passionate about pruning (and power)

Vegetation management around power lines is a significant expense, costing up to $40m in NSW and even more in Queensland. In NSW trees cause 1 in 4 power outages. 

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ENR sector ripe for innovation: small products – big results

Sarah Coleman, Director and co-founder of Sandpit Innovation, one of eight startups currently in KPMG’s Energise accelerator in Perth, talks innovation, mining and how small products can have a big…

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The Internet of Things: connecting the (utility) dots

When you walk down a lane in Barcelona, you are being watched – by the street lights. They sense your presence and track your progress, adjusting the level of light…

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