States abandon federal government to face the energy crisis alone

States abandon federal government to face the energy crisis alone

Declaring the energy crisis to be a national problem,states appear to be abandoning the Albanese government to face the financial and political cost.

  • byNick O'Malley andMike Foley

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Victoria’s Bass Strait gas at risk from price caps,Woodside warns

Victoria’s Bass Strait gas at risk from price caps,Woodside warns

Australia’s largest oil and gas producer says it may be forced to rethink investments in maintaining Bass Strait gas output if the government sets price caps.

  • byNick Toscano,Josh Gordon andMike Foley
Discount energy deals disappearing amid price surge

Discount energy deals disappearing amid price surge

Energy consumers are finding it difficult to negotiate cheaper power prices as discount deals become harder to find.

  • byAnna Patty
No easy fix for soaring electricity bills,power sector warns

No easy fix for soaring electricity bills,power sector warns

Business leaders warn market intervention could have unintended long-term consequences as the PM flags drastic measures are looming to combat energy bills.

  • byNick Toscano andMike Foley
AGL to close SA gas power plant in 2026 as renewables accelerate
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AGL to close SA gas power plant in 2026 as renewables accelerate

AGL will close South Australia’s Torrens Island B gas-fired power plant in 2026 as fossil fuels face pressure from wind and solar undercutting their viability.

  • byNick Toscano
Energy prices to ‘hollow out’ manufacturing within two years:Chalmers

Energy prices to ‘hollow out’ manufacturing within two years:Chalmers

The federal treasurer says manufacturing will be crippled within years by soaring energy prices as he lays out justifications for market intervention.

  • byMike Foley
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Winds of change gather pace for biggest carbon-emitters

Winds of change gather pace for biggest carbon-emitters

The battle for stronger climate ambition for AGL appears far from over,especially now that billionaire investor activist Mike Cannon-Brookes’ board picks have been elected.

  • byNick Toscano
AGL board dealt historic defeat as investor revolt installs new directors
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AGL board dealt historic defeat as investor revolt installs new directors

Power and gas giant AGL has been dealt a stunning defeat after shareholders elected all four board candidates nominated by activist investor Mike Cannon-Brookes.

  • byNick Toscano
‘Make every watt count’:Push to cut power bills through household reforms

‘Make every watt count’:Push to cut power bills through household reforms

Setting building industry targets to spur demand for energy-efficient options like double-glazed windows could reduce their cost and cut energy bills.

  • byMike Foley
Approvals,price caps seen as biggest risks for $18b Origin buyout bid

Approvals,price caps seen as biggest risks for $18b Origin buyout bid

Regulatory scrutiny and efforts to tame soaring gas prices are looming as the most likely potential roadblocks to a proposed takeover of Origin Energy.

  • byNick Toscano andMike Foley
Brookfield plots $20b green power plan for Origin Energy

Brookfield plots $20b green power plan for Origin Energy

One of the bidders for power giant Origin Energy has revealed ambitious plans to turn it into the biggest clean energy supplier by the end of the decade.

  • byNick Toscano