Archived News for Energy Sector Professionals - March, 2013
Chevron has announced it has signed a major long-term Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Chubu Electric Power Company for the provision of 1 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a new paper urging world governments to reform their subsidy programs affecting products ranging from coal to gasoline.
Once extraneous variables such as deposit quality and capital lag effects are accounted for, Australia’s mining sector productivity improved at a steady rate of 2.5 per cent over the last few decades, according to a new report released by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has announced the appointment of Michael D’Ascenzo as the newest board member of the Clean Energy Regulator (CER).
The Federal Government has announced that it will merge the majority of the functions of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) with the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISTRE).
Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has announced it has given environmental approval to the proposed billion dollar Bowen coal seam gas pipeline.
A new study commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia shows that the resources sector spent over $1.1 billion on training in the 2011-12 financial year.
The Federal Government has announced it has fully accepted the recommendation from the Climate Change Authority that the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should not be watered down.
The Queensland Government will consider de-regulating solar feed-in tariffs (FiT) across the south-east of the state, following a report into solar FiT’s by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).
Australia’s resources and energy export earnings are expected to drop to $186 billion in 2012-13, before growing in the medium term according to a new report released by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
Queensland won’t be the only state looking to shake up its feed-in tariff (FiT) system after newly re-elected Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett announced his intentions to reform the state system earlier last week.
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to working with Rio Tinto and the Northern Territory Government in ensuring the long term viability of the Gove alumina refinery.
The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have announced a new partnership that will see the two bodies share research and information on clean energy.
Queensland’s Uranium Mining Implementation Committee has handed down its final report outlining how the uranium industry should be re-established in Queensland.
EnergyAustralia’s planned Blackstone Power Station is inching closer to reality after Queensland’s Coordinator-General announced the approval of the project’s material change of use (MCU) application.
The newly minted Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Adam Gillies, has announced that the proposed 30 per cent increases to power prices will be reduced to 20 per cent.
A consortium of some of the nation’s most influential groups has publicly expressed its concern over the nation’s energy policies, saying that a clear, evidence based policy platform must be developed in order to cater for the nation’s energy demand.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it has granted collective bargaining rights to a cabal of coal producers for access to the new coal terminal at Dudgeon Point, and with Aurizon Network for access to rail infrastructure for transport to the terminal.