Gas exports the culprit for electricity price hikes

Source: The AGE | February 1, 2018

The Australia Institute has released the Electricity Update of the National Energy Emissions Audit (The Audit*) for July 2017. The report, by renowned energy analyst Dr Hugh Saddler, reveals a …
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Worried manufacturers bid for gas in east coast market

Source: Financial Review | February 1, 2018

The Esso-BHP Billiton joint venture is understood to have received keen interest in natural gas they have put up for sale from the Bass Strait amid uncertainty among buyers over how soon …
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Coal power producers defend record after heavy spending

February 1, 2018

Electricity generators have hit back at suggestions that the country’s coal power fleet is failing consumers and leaving them exposed to price spikes and blackout risks just as power demand …
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Is Victoria’s power grid prepared for a heatwave?

Source: The AGE | January 15, 2018

Victoria’s power grid will walk a thin line between success and failure during this week’s heatwave. The state’s power generators have had a number of unit failures this month, but …
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SA planning to build world’s largest thermal solar plant

Source: The AGE | January 10, 2018

Following the success of the world’s largest battery, South Australia is aiming to build the world’s largest thermal solar plant. SolarReserve’s $650 million, 150 megawatt Aurora solar thermal plant has received …
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