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‘Next in Beijing’s crosshairs?’: LNG worries surface amid China stoush

‘Next in Beijing’s crosshairs?’: LNG worries surface amid China stoush

Deepening tensions between Australia and China have reignited fears the dispute may spill over into shipments of liquefied natural gas.

  • by Nick Toscano

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‘All about evolution’: Here’s what to do with a dead power station

‘All about evolution’: Here’s what to do with a dead power station

Wallerawang near Lithgow on the western edge of the Blue Mountains is home to a defunct power plant that may have lessons for the fleet of shutdowns yet to come.

  • by Peter Hannam
NSW leads Australia’s charge to record rooftop solar take-up

NSW leads Australia’s charge to record rooftop solar take-up

The top postcode in NSW was 2765 – taking in Marsden Park and Vineyard in Sydney’s north-west – with 1841 installations, followed by Kellyville and Rouse Hill.

  • by Mike Foley
Melbourne’s home-building hotspots drive rooftop solar take-up

Melbourne’s home-building hotspots drive rooftop solar take-up

Installations were concentrated in about five Melbourne postcodes while in Sydney they were evenly spread.

  • by Mike Foley
No budget money for new gas plant casts doubt over whether it will be built

No budget money for new gas plant casts doubt over whether it will be built

The energy market was left in confusion over whether the government will follow through on a taxpayer-funded gas generator after Tuesday’s federal budget.

  • by Mike Foley and Nick Toscano
‘Terrible precedent’: Oil and gas industry slams minister’s new levy

‘Terrible precedent’: Oil and gas industry slams minister’s new levy

The federal government will impose a levy on the oil and gas industry to cover the cost of a decommissioned oil rig in the Timor Sea.

  • by Mike Foley
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Yallourn exit ratchets up risk of future blackouts in Victoria, SA

Yallourn exit ratchets up risk of future blackouts in Victoria, SA

The early closure of the Yallourn coal-fired power plant has forced authorities to declare a heightened threat of blackouts in Victoria and South Australia in less than 10 years.

  • by Nick Toscano
How a QUT expert is helping change future of clean energy

How a QUT expert is helping change future of clean energy

Researchers are spotlighting tiny particles called POMs, whose special properties could mean they will have a huge impact on clean energy technology in the near future.

  • by Stuart Layt
Gas industry report warns of asthma risk from home gas cooking

Gas industry report warns of asthma risk from home gas cooking

The Climate Council report on the natural gas industry has rejected notions it is a “transition” fuel by highlighting its claimed health effects even in household settings.

  • by Stuart Layt
Government intervention is complicating renewable energy revolution

Government intervention is complicating renewable energy revolution

Investors and private enterprise say government intervention in the energy market is making the transition from fossil fuels to renewables more challenging.

  • by Mike Foley and Peter Hannam
AGL demerger ‘on track’ despite shock CEO exit

AGL demerger ‘on track’ despite shock CEO exit

Energy giant AGL says it on track to outline the finer details of its demerger plan by June 30, even after the unexpected exit of its chief executive last month.

  • by Alex Druce