Archived News for Energy Sector Professionals - June, 2014
Twenty-five Coalition lower house MPs have signed a petition asking for the aluminium smelting industry to be exempt from the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the NSW government should share gas royalties with landowners, but that he would die before creating a domestic reservation.
The Assistant Minister for Infrastructure says South Australia should get involved in the Federal Government’s infrastructure-linked hand-outs from the $5 billion Asset Recycling Initiative.
The Singleton Chamber of Commerce says it has become a victim of the diminished global coal price, with low demand hitting businesses hard in rural New South Wales.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) lives on for now, and the Prime Minister has been handed his first option for a double dissolution.
The Prime Minister continues to skirt the importance of investment in renewable energy, saying that Australia should focus on “affordable” energy, and that fighting climate change can be done without harming fossil fuel industries.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla will throw open its design book for the world to see, giving out its technology patents for green-thinking engineers to improve upon.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt pledged the re-funding of a half-billion-dollar solar roof scheme in the election run-up, but now appears to have found just $2 million to pay for it.