Keith Orchison

Pressure builds on Victoria's gas development

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A lot is riding on the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the unconventional gas industry.

Why the power players have switched their supply stance

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One year ago, the power industry claimed a large surplus of generation capacity would prevail into the next decade. Today, power shortages are supposedly looming.

We're paying the price for poll-driven energy politics

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Political opportunism on energy policy will result in consumers picking up the bill for expensive errors long after governments have left office.

Why Australia's energy strategy is in tatters

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After decades of federal and state jurisdictions jostling over energy strategy, we have been left with a policy 'dog's breakfast'.

A power bill dilemma for the Coalition

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Under the current RET deal, the Coalition will push green costs on to consumers while decrying Shorten's new interest in a carbon trading scheme.

Time for a sensible conversation about power costs

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As long as debates about energy remain so partisan, we risk reliving the policy horrors of recent years.

Networks chart a course through politically charged waters

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Electricity networks have turned to the CSIRO to getter a better grasp of how new technologies and changing customer preferences will alter the demands on the industry.

Power consumers are finally getting some satisfaction

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Far from 'rage in the suburbs', it seems most power consumers are satisfied with the level of service provided by their electricity suppliers.

Why TransGrid is the leader of the network pack

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While three NSW electricity distributors are about to battle the energy regulator for greater revenue, one has accepted the watchdog's ruling and won favour with the public.

Why the coal industry's fired up

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Despite all the naysaying about the future for coal, its outlook remains surprisingly robust.

A lesson for the media on decoding the IEA

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Despite the deluge of coverage of the International Energy Agency’s latest study, the media failed to explain exactly what nations are committing to in the climate change fight.

A darkening outlook for electricity suppliers

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The Energy Supply Association of Australia paints a gloomy portrait of electricity supply -- and the outlook for gas demand is similarly bleak.

A lack of leadership has short-circuited the energy agenda

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Australia deserves a coherent and innovative energy future, but the government is unable to control the agenda and devoid of the leadership required to see it through.

Political power plays are stifling the energy rule maker

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The health of the national electricity market is affected not only by the market's workings and retailers, but by Australia's combat politics.

The energy watchdog is feeling the heat

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While consumers await the Australian Energy Regulator's decisions on power network revenue, big challenges are mounting from network operators.

We need an energy review, not a quick fix

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A new report shows hardship households are paying more than they should for energy -- and a review is in order.

SA should give Victoria fuel for thought on fracking

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When it comes to exploring fracking initiatives, the South Australian government is cooking with gas while Victoria struggles.

Exploring the oil and gas challenge

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The long-term future of the oil and gas industry depends on exploration, but it is a complex business.

Energy costs take the cream off dairy returns

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In all the discourse over energy costs, the plight of the dairy sector has largely been overlooked.

Abbott's energy vision is full of blind spots

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A long line of critics have found faults in the Abbott Government's energy white paper.

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