energy

Unlocking Australia’s bioenergy potential requires a national approach

Bioenergy and bioproducts have the potential to be a significant growth sector for the Australian economy, in conjunction with growing the agricultural sector and regional communities. As with any emerging sector, government support can play an important role in removing barriers and accelerating the development of new projects.

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Silent movers: electric cars are coming, but is energy regulation ready?

Regulatory arrangements are not ready to deal with the rising uptake of electric vehicles.

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The climate is right for an energy sector CDR

Retail energy prices, and the energy sector in general, remain the focus of sustained political attention.

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Australia is in an energy crisis – 2018 needs to be a year of genuine action

Australia is in an energy crisis. The current state of pain is clearly understood with mountains of reports, submissions, analysis, policy announcements, and tweets.

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The National Energy Guarantee lives to fight another day

A fundamental shift is needed in energy policy to provide a sure path for Australia to meet its emission reduction obligations while ensuring a reliable and affordable supply for customers.

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Small energy retailers are important for innovation and customer choice; but may suffer under increased regulation

With growing concerns about retail prices and profits retail energy providers are in the spotlight.

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Economic modelling of the National Energy Guarantee: will it ensure reliability and deliver the savings?

The National Energy Guarantee should help put downward pressure on electricity prices. Chief economist Brendan Rynne has ‘crunched’ the numbers.

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The status quo is not good enough, but will the new national energy guarantee deliver reliability and emission reductions?

The days and weeks ahead are vital for engaging stakeholders and state governments on the national energy plan’s merits. It won’t please everyone and the detail still needs to be worked through.

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Would a single buyer scheme help electricity consumers with more competitive pricing?

The objective of single buyer schemes is to allow customers to benefit from a competitive price for electricity without having to shop around.

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Agriculture, real estate, infrastructure & energy – staples of maturing Chinese investment in Australia

2016 was a breakthrough year for Chinese direct investment in Australia despite uncertainties surrounding Australia’s foreign investment review regime.

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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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