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Pelican Point gas back on stream in SA

Pelican Point gas back on stream in SA

A deal between Origin Energy and French company GENIE will see the mothballed second 240MW gas generator at Pelican Point come back on stream by July. ENGIE, which is also current ...

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Carbon Capture Still Alive

Carbon Capture Still Alive

The Australian Government has handed out $23.7 million to seven applications under its Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development Fund. The biggest grant is $9 million to Gle ...

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Gas exit hurts AGL

Gas exit hurts AGL

AGL's transition out of gas fired energy has weighed heavily on the company's annual profit figures, with the announcement of a $408 million net loss. AGL took impairment charges ...

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Coal lobby fighting back

Coal lobby fighting back

The coal lobby continues to use the so-called South Australian "energy crisis" as a lever to criticise renewable energy and talk up coal, with mining leaders saying that new "high ...

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Coal Still Dominates, Despite All

Coal Still Dominates, Despite All

Coal fired power continues to comprise around two-thirds of Australia's energy generation, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Renewable energy continu ...

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Delays on Vic fracking decision

Delays on Vic fracking decision

Victoria's State Labor Government has angered both sides of the fracking debate by delaying its decision on coal-seam gas, with the Resources Minister saying he needed more time t ...

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Doubts on Hazelwood future after CEO’s comments

Doubts on Hazelwood future after CEO’s comments

Confusion surrounds the future of Australia’s dirtiest power station, the 1600MW Hazelwood plant in Victoria, after the chief executive of its French owners was reported in Paris ...

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Condamine “fracking fire” goes global

Condamine “fracking fire” goes global

Video footage of the Condamine River on fire near a tracking site has gone viral globally, clocking up more than 2 million online views and reported in newspapers around the world ...

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Goodbye Leigh Creek coal mine, hello gas fired generator

Goodbye Leigh Creek coal mine, hello gas fired generator

High power prices for industrial customers in regional South Australia have made a new gas fired project viable in the north of the state. Chinese equipment manufacturer Shanghai ...

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Taranaki fracking well closed

Taranaki fracking well closed

A large NZ tracking well has been shut two years after construction and has been put in “mothballs,” according to the developer. Todd Energy has been developing the well at a mult ...

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