The Queensland Government has announced it has opened up a further 8700 square kilometres for petroleum and gas exploration at the recent annual Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference.

A team of scientists from the CSIRO have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in the country – up to 10 times larger than what has previously been able to be produced – using a new solar cell printer.

The Federal Government has announced a major new study into the ‘rapidly changing’ eastern Australian gas market.

The Federal Government has flagged its intention to reform the way major petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters are assessed and approved.

The Federal Government has unveiled a new plan of how it intends to assist developing nations sustainably develop their mineral and energy resources.

The relationship between the Federal Government and their erstwhile political allies the Greens has deteriorated even further after Minister for Resources and Energy, Gary Gray, blasted the Green’s proposed blanket ban on all new coal seam gas exploration and production.  

The Federal Government has revealed the 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acerage Release, covering 31 areas across six basins in Commonwealth waters offshore of the Northern Territory, Ashmore and Carier Islands, Western Australia and Victoria.

The Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments have struck a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will aim to provide security over long term gas supply to the Territory.

AGL has officially opened its $45 million co-generation facility in Altona, which will provide energy supply and steam for polyethylene producer Qenos.

Australia could be facing a gas supply crisis if the Federal Government fails to intervene and ensure competitively price gas supply, according to the latest report released by Manufacturing Australia.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has won a case against energy provider AGL, which has been slapped with a $1.555 million fine for its ‘illegal door-to-door selling practices’ by the Federal Court’.

Victorian solar power inverter producer Selectronic has struck a major deal with one of the world’s biggest solar companies to distribute their cutting edge solar inverters around the globe.

The Victorian Government has announced that two million smart meters have now been installed across the state, with 80 per cent of households in the state now having one installed.

The Tasmanian Government has announced the appointment of Dr Dan Norton as the inaugural Chair of the new electricity company to be established following the merger of Transcend Networks and Aurora Energy.

Investment in major resources and energy projects has peaked at $268 billion, according to the latest report by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).

The Federal Government has released a new interactive online map which shows the extent of investment in clean energy projects around the country under the Clean Energy Future package.

The Federal Government has revealed the full extent of its $1 billion jobs package, which it says will support an ‘innovative and dynamic economy’ and will produce more Australian jobs.

The Federal Government has passed new legislation through Parliament that will strengthen the authority of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.

Resources sector investment is set to peak in 201 at $85 billion, according to the latest figures released by international energy market experts Wood Mackenzie.

The Federal and South Australian Governments are seeking public feedback on three new mining and infrastructure plans that will aim to guide the rollout of major transport, logistics, energy and water projects in regional South Australian.

The Federal Government has announced it will bring forward $160 million in Clean Technology Investment Program funding to the 2014-15 financial year, in a bid to increase manufacturing investment and boost productivity.

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