The country’s first Enhanced Geothermal Systems generated power has begun entering the grid after Geodynamics Limited 1MWe Habanero Pilot Plant came online earlier this week.

The Queensland Government has published its official response to the impressive 155 recommendations contained within the much awaited Independent Commission of Audit’s Final Report.

Energy giant Santos has announced it has committed to a $100 million drilling and appraisal program over the coming 12 months in the onshore Mereenie field in the Northern Territory.

New South Wales gas and electricity customers will see a electricity price increase of 3 per cent and an average gas price increase of 8.6 per cent under the proposed pricing structure released by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

The Federal Government has welcomed news that over 1 million rooftop solar panels supported by the Renewable Energy Target (RET) have been installed since 2007.

The Tasmanian Government has announced the first turbines at the new Musselroe Wind Farm have begun generating energy into the Tasmanian electricity grid.

Tasmanians now have the opportunity to help form the State Government’s climate change following the release of a new issues paper.

The Chinese Government has given the final seal of approval for the merger of Xstrata and Glencore, paving the way for the formation of a new international resources giant.

Southern Cross Venture Partners, has announced it will be investing $4.5 million in Brisbane based Hydrexia to continue its work on its hydrogen storage technology.

Federal Resources Minister, Gary Gray, has predicted the country will soon become the world’s largest liquefied natural gas.

The Northern Territory Government has announced it will not be moving to introduce a gas reservation policy, saying that to do so would stifle business and reduce investment opportunity.

The Federal Government has announced it will move to improve measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from coal seam gas exploration and production.

Australia’s carbon pollution has recorded a slight decline in 2012, according to the National Greenhouse Accounts released by the Federal Government.

Construction and engineering consultancy firm Theiss has been awarded a new contract by Western Power to deliver upgrade and maintenance work throughout metropolitan Perth, as well  as the south-west and mid north-west regions of Western Australia.

The Tasmanian Government has passed legislation through the Lower House of Parliament that will break up Aurora Energy’s energy retail monopoly.

The South Australian Government has announced it has received five new bids worth $142 million for access to the Cooper and Otway basins.

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has officially opened the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wind farm in Macarthur, in the state’s west.

Woodside Petroleum’s controversial $45 billion has become the next resources super-project to be shelved after the company announced the project failed to meet the company’s ‘requirements for a positive final investment decision’.

Queensland’s proposed Abbot Point coal loading expansion has moved into the next phase of planning, with the Government announcing a shortlist of companies to deliver the coal handling infrastructure piece of the project.

The Western Australian Government has announced that State-owned electricity generator Verve and retailer Synergy will be merged into a single entity.

Asia’s growing demand for energy will result in an environmental catastrophe unless governments adopt a radical change of thinking, a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has concluded.

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