Archived News for Energy Sector Professionals - October, 2012
LNG giant BG Group has announced it has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for the sale of its Curtis LNG project for $1.93 billion.
The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has flatly denied claims by the New South Wales Government that the rollout of the service would lead to a rise in electricity prices and the disruption of communities.
The Federal Government has announced new funding rounds for three energy efficiency grants have now opened in a bid to drive smarter energy use in business, local government, households and communities.
The Queensland Government has announced it is seeking additional feedback on environmental investigations into the proposed $4.2 billion Kevin’s Corner Coal Project in the Galilee Basin.
The Queensland Government has announced the membership of the Uranium Implementation Committee tasked with establishing the best-practice framework for the recommencement of uranium mining in the State.
The Western Australian Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a new 350 kilometre natural gas pipeline to be constructed from Bunbury to Albany.
The Western Australian Government has released the final determination of the appeals leveled against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) final report and recommendations for the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct at James Price Point, north of Broome.
The Climate Change Authority has released its long awaited discussion paper reviewing the Renewable Energy Target (RET), outlining a number of key recommendations based on the response from the issues paper released in August.
A new alliance of business groups, consumer advocates and charities has formed to ‘fix a broken system’ that has seen electricity prices increase by over 50 per cent over the last five years.
The Federal Government has announced it has given environmental approval for the construction of the Bonaparte Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project in the Northern Territory.
Increasingly hefty subisides have led the Queensland Government to announced plans to explore potential electricity supply options for the Ergon Energy Queensland (EEQ) retail load, including potential supply arrangements with State-owned electricity generators CS Energy and Stanwell.
Whirehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Coal Project has been granted approval by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission, subject to what it calls ‘stringent conditions’.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Chairman, Rod Simms, has called for focus in the country’s ongoing energy reform debate, saying it must address the ‘real drivers of the unnecessary electricity price increases’ in Australia.
The Western Australian Energy Minister has opened the 2012 Energy in Western Australia Conference be reiterating his Government’s commitment to ‘placing downward pressure’ on energy costs and announcing the makeup of an industry, consumer and Government roundtable to develop the State’s energy future.
Australia has become the newest member nation of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, a group that specialises in the application of advanced systems analysis to examine complex systems, such as energy, water, food, climate change and population growth.