Surviving winter:Europe’s plan to fight energy crisis is not perfect

Surviving winter:Europe’s plan to fight energy crisis is not perfect

With a grim winter looming,Europe is focusing more on getting through it rather than trying to address some crucial long-term energy issues resulting from its stoush with Russia.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz

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For the billions UK is spending on power bill subsidies,we could decarbonise our entire grid

For the billions UK is spending on power bill subsidies,we could decarbonise our entire grid

The strategic and economic importance of ridding our electricity system of fossil fuels is suddenly plain to see.

  • byBruce Mountain
Key German MP raises prospect of gas price curbs to avoid mass insolvencies

Key German MP raises prospect of gas price curbs to avoid mass insolvencies

The crisis has been steadily worsening as Russia throttles supplies. Gas prices in Europe are about four times higher than a year ago.

  • byEyk Henning
Minister urges Queensland to open up more gas fields

Minister urges Queensland to open up more gas fields

Queensland gas is a “natural ally” of renewables and will support the addition of more intermittent energy,Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King told a business audience in Brisbane on Thursday.

  • byMarion Rae
Australian LNG curbs imperil energy security in Asia,Santos’s partners warn

Australian LNG curbs imperil energy security in Asia,Santos’s partners warn

Santos’s international partners in a Queensland LNG project fear their countries’ energy security will be put at risk if the federal government caps gas exports.

  • byNick Toscano
Labor puts gas companies on notice as supply shortfall looms

Labor puts gas companies on notice as supply shortfall looms

Resources Minister Madeleine King has warned Australia’s largest gas companies will face unprecedented export controls by the start of next year unless they commit to supplying enough gas to the domestic market.

  • byNick Toscano andMike Foley
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Average electricity price tripled to an all-time high last quarter

Average electricity price tripled to an all-time high last quarter

The June quarter - one of the “most complex and challenging periods” for the national electricity market - saw wholesale power prices soar.

  • byMike Foley andNick Toscano
Victoria facing gas shortage triggered by price cap

Victoria facing gas shortage triggered by price cap

Australia is facing a fresh gas supply crisis,with gas levels at a Victorian plant at dangerous lows driven by soaring east-coast demand.

  • byJosh Gordon
Russia’s financial lifeline faces a new threat

Russia’s financial lifeline faces a new threat

Russia continues to find ways to sell its oil and fund the war in Ukraine despite the West’s best efforts to strangle its revenues. But a new plan is being hatched.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz
Electricity market suspension to be lifted as supply surges back

Electricity market suspension to be lifted as supply surges back

Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen says some challenges remain but the outlook for stability in the power supply is good.

  • byMike Foley andNick Toscano
I measured gas pollution in my kitchen and this is what I found (yikes)

I measured gas pollution in my kitchen and this is what I found (yikes)

Concerns about the health risks of cooking with gas indoors prompted our environment reporter to trial a pollution monitor in her home.

  • byMiki Perkins