Energy markets

China's gas equation, post-Gazprom

China's natural gas demand is set to triple out to 2040 but Siberian supplies to northern and eastern provinces will likely help cover requirements.

Newman banks on unpopular policy to win

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Labor has just nine MPs in Queensland's 89-member parliament, but the Premier's plan to privatise assets – including electricity generators and retailer Ergon Energy – is opposed by up to the three-quarters of voters.

Origin hit by solar and efficiency demand drop

Just like AGL, Origin Energy has suffered a 23% decline on earnings per customer in large part due to reduced sales thanks to solar and energy efficiency. But they see a silver lining for their newly acquired coal power station on the horizon.

Origin hit by solar and efficiency demand drop

Just like AGL, Origin Energy has suffered a 23% decline on earnings per customer in large part due to reduced sales thanks to solar and energy efficiency. But it sees a silver lining for its newly acquired coal power station on the horizon.

German grid touches 75% renewables

Sunday sees new record in nation's energy transition.

AGL's tense shift towards energy solutions provider

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After another year of falling demand, the energy giant is wisely moving beyond just volume sales to cover all facets of households' power use. So why'd they buy MacGen?

We mustn't waste water while taking action on climate

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Some activities aimed at tackling greenhouse emissions, such as tree-planting, can consume large amounts of water. In dry Australia, we should be focused on reducing both carbon and water footprints.

Solar Council decries Queensland power tariff change

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Fixed annual charge increase for business 'erodes case for PV, energy efficiency'.

China adds most nuclear for year with 3.2GW

Communist giant biggest global mover on nuclear as three reactors come online.

'Real' 20 per cent RET would 'decimate industry'

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Clean Energy Council says reduced target to leave projects, companies financially stressed.

How important is gas to China's energy mix?

Natural gas is a growing portion of China’s total energy demand but even by 2020 its overall contribution is still likely to remain relatively small.

Newspoll finds 95% think renewables 'a good idea'

But six in 10 don't want to have to support development via electricity bill increases.

A tale of two solar markets

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Homeowners in Australia and the US have taken opposite approaches to rooftop solar - ownership and leasing, respectively - but now the two industries need to borrow from each other to maximise their markets' potential.

Americas awaken to renewables option

The week in clean saw energy policy changes boost renewables in Mexico and Central America, Brazil reveal details for solar auctions and wave and tidal forecasts recede.

The ACCC's purist energy views rile the gentailers

Big electricity gentailers like Energy Australia argue that the ACCC's view on competition ignores the changing dynamics of power generation and could threaten the supply sector's reliability.

Warburton not extreme enough for Abbott?

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Reports that Tony Abbott has urged RET Review panel head Dick Warburton to look again at abolishing the scheme may be more about political calculations than an actual intention to kill the scheme entirely.

Drayton South coal mine decision looms

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Public hearing set to determine future of Hunter Valley proposal: report.

Weaker coal market hits Aurizon

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Cancelled projects sees freight operator's net profit down 43%.

AGL, Origin and EnergyAustralia’s 'shame' of self-interest

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New analysis shows how handsomely big power companies – and how little consumers – stand to gain from a reduced RET. Campaign groups are onto it; but can you blame business for being all about business?

Silex abandons Mildura solar thermal plant

Company suspends 100 MW project, cancels ARENA funding.

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