‘We’re way behind the game’:Bowen takes step towards offshore wind farm approvals

‘We’re way behind the game’:Bowen takes step towards offshore wind farm approvals

The federal government is planning to create a national network of zones where offshore wind power generation is allowed,naming six areas it will seek to declare “suitable”.

  • byKatina Curtis

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Generators warn power grid reforms will drive up bills

Generators warn power grid reforms will drive up bills

Energy giants AGL and Snowy Hydro have taken aim at the government’s controversial strategy to shore up the power grid by paying generators to be on standby.

  • byNick Toscano
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
Manufacturers demand strong action as gas shortfall looms

Manufacturers demand strong action as gas shortfall looms

Manufacturing groups say Australia must not allow gas market failures to ‘savage’ the economy

  • byNick Toscano
Government could take hit over energy giant’s $200m IT project blowout

Government could take hit over energy giant’s $200m IT project blowout

But the boss of Energy Queensland,responsible for the upgrade,described the computer systems as dating back to “just after the Second World War”.

  • byMatt Dennien
Gas giants hold emergency talks as minister threatens intervention
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Gas giants hold emergency talks as minister threatens intervention

Australia’s three largest east-coast gas producers have held emergency talks to hash out a new deal to shore up domestic supplies.

  • byNick Toscano andMike Foley
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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
Origin Energy locks in coal to ease power crunch

Origin Energy locks in coal to ease power crunch

The power and gas supplier has locked in half of the 6 million tonnes of coal it needs to ease the threat of a fuel shortage at Australia’s largest power plant.

  • byNick Toscano
Port backflip a boost for Viva’s Victorian gas terminal

Port backflip a boost for Viva’s Victorian gas terminal

Viva Energy has agreed to a deal with the Geelong port authority that will see the local port withdraw opposition to the project and build a pier for the gas import facility.

  • byLachlan Abbott
Power giants want new projects prioritised as coal is phased out

Power giants want new projects prioritised as coal is phased out

Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia want support for new projects that would back up renewables,and want to be paid for guaranteeing power,not just providing it.

  • byNick Toscano
Developers banned from locking apartment residents into energy deals

Developers banned from locking apartment residents into energy deals

Victorian apartment developers will be banned from striking private deals with power retailers that lock residents into contracts covering entire buildings.

  • byNick Toscano