The rush to appeal to (and in some cases appease) activist groups during election campaigns is a common phenomenon, but sometimes that rush can lead to unintended consequences.
Natural gas has been a boon for the Northern Territory – delivering reliable, affordable power and a substantial contribution to economic output and Government coffers. Now the NT is looking at another way to make gas work for it.
ERIC Director Steve Wright takes a look at the potential impact of the latest push for a rapid transition to renewable energy.
Anti-gas activists love to use emotive memes to communicate overblown, and often misleading claims.
An economic analysis released this weeks claims that the North East Gas Interconnector is ‘likely to fail’. But what’s the real story?
ERIC Director Steve Wright comments on the ongoing debate about electricity pricing.
Lock the Gate’s latest scaremongering campaign – claiming that more than 37% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licenses and applications – contains absolutely no new data, instead, presenting existing data in a misleading way. It’s no secret that coal and gas licenses and applications exist, and yes, there are large parts of […]
The credibility of anti-fossil fuel activists took a major blow in the closing days of Federal Parliament – and there could be significant ongoing impact.
With the impending dissolution of the Senate ahead of this year’s election, the Committee looking into Unconventional Gas Mining handed down its interim report this week.
Regional newspapers in Northern New South Wales and Queensland came out with an exclusive investigation last week, claiming ‘secrecy’ over a chemical compound allegedly used in coal seam gas exploration and production. But what’s the real story?
A group of Senators will try and second guess the nation’s offshore regulator after deciding to set up an inquiry into plans for offshore oil and gas development in the Great Australian Bight.
Energy in Australia 2015
"Gas — conventional and unconventional — plays an important role in the Australian economy. Gas accounts for nearly one-quarter of primary energy consumption, one-fifth of electricity generation, and is one of Australia’s highest valued commodity exports.”