Australia

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: , , |

Australia: New coalmines will worsen poverty and escalate climate change, report finds – The Guardian – 21/05/2017

Oxfam attacks Australia’s ‘climate policy paralysis’ and urges it to promise no new coalmines and end public subsidies

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/05/21

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Australia : IMF says public debt to lighten, not so says government – The Australian – 27/04/2017

Australia’s public debt burden, which has ratcheted up from around zero to $490 billion over the past decade, is apparently about to lighten.

Source:  The Australian, 2017/04/27

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

Australia integrates climate and disaster risk – Reliefweb – 27/04/2017

Australia estimates that its annual economic losses from disasters will triple to US$17.7 billion by 2050 as it embarks on a new initiative to integrate climate change action and disaster resilience.

Source:  Reliefweb, 2017/04/27

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