Australia

Autralia: Renewables helping secure electricity but undersupply risk in short term, report says – The Guardian – 05/09/2017

Energy Market Operator report comes as Coalition seeks to extend life of Australia’s oldest coal power plant, Liddell

Source:  The Guardian, 05/09/2017

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects – Climate Action – 30/08/2017

South Australia is calling for tenders from companies interested in investing in firming renewable energy, bulk energy storage and bioenergy projects having the opportunity to receive support from the $150m Renewable Technology Fund through grants and other financing tools.

Source:  Climate Action, 2017/08/30

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Renewable energy generates enough power to run 70% of Australian homes – The Guardian – 27/08/2017

Renewable Energy Index shows sector will generate power to run 90% of homes once wind and solar projects being built in 2016-17 are completed

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/08/27

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Politics could short-circuit Australia’s clean energy future – Eco-Business – 27/07/2017

Australian consumers want renewable energy, and investors are stepping up investments in clean power, but the country’s potential to capitalise on this opportunity is limited by political uncertainty, say experts.

Source:  Eco-Business, 2017/07/27

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Australia set to become the most expensive country for electricity in the world as bills surge by 18 per cent – Mail Online – 28/06/2017

South Australia predicted to have the world's most expensive electricity prices An economics expert expects price increase by retailers on Saturday to hit hard The state is expected to take over Denmark paying the most for electricity SA Premier Jay Weatherill said the government were planning on reducing costs

Source:  Mail Online, 2017/06/28

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Debt bomb puts nation in danger – The Australian – 25/06/2017

Soaring debts in a handful of countries including Australia and Canada are putting the global economy at risk of recession, ­according to the peak global central banking authority, the Bank for International Settlements.

Source:  The Australian, 2017/06/25

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat – The Guardian – 20/06/2017

As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/06/20

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

EnergyAustralia follows AGL by announcing electricity price hikes across the country – ABC News – 15/06/2017

A second major energy retailer has unveiled big price hikes in gas and electricity from next month, just one week after AGL announced increases of up to $600 a year in some states.

Source:  ABC News, 2017/06/15

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Australia extends winning streak of almost 26 years without recession – The Telegraph – 07/06/2017

Australia extended its streak of almost 26 years without recession at the start of 2017, in one of the world's longest periods of economic expansion for a rich country.

Source:  The Telegraph, 2017/06/07

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Big banks putting Australia’s AAA credit rating at risk, S&P ratings boss says – ABC News – 31/05/2017

S&P Global Ratings has warned the big banks are undermining Australia's ability to hold on to its prized AAA rating.

Source:  ABC News, 2017/05/31

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |