Archived News for Energy Sector Professionals - July, 2015
The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.
The Federal Government is copping criticism from within its own ranks over the much-decried decision to stop the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in large wind farms and household solar.
Winton Shire Council in western Queensland has made progress on its plan to build a $3.5 million geothermal facility to use the heat from artesian water as an energy source.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) says it has raised the global bar by supporting a 10.6 MW solar PV installation at the DeGrussa Copper Mine in Western Australia.
The Fair Work Building and Construction watchdog has launched a new case against two members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union Victorian branch, after allegations of thuggish behaviour.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt has been grilled over the approval of an enormous NSW coal mine and the nature of emissions trading schemes (ETS) in interviews over the weekend.
Proponents of the planned T4 coal loader at the Newcastle Port face their final hurdle this week, with 100 speakers addressing a Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) hearing over two days.
The stoush in the Federal Government over the approval of a massive coal mine in New South Wales continues, and it appears no one wants to take responsibility for granting the green light.