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Australian gas helping cut future carbon emissions

Natural gas will be a growing part of the world’s energy mix for decades to come, according to the latest analysis by the International Energy Agency.

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Queensland gas continuing to grow

On the topic of natural gas supply, Queensland continues to deliver for Australia’s populous south-eastern states. NSW and Victoria are the biggest consumers of gas by far – hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs depend on natural gas, as do tens of thousands of small businesses and millions of consumers.

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Power prices fall as SA embraces natural gas

Wholesale electricity prices have been falling in South Australia – a state previously burdened with the highest prices in the world.

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Issues in issues paper already addressed

While most West Australians have come to terms that their Government is running a second inquiry into hydraulic fracturing – all at the taxpayers’ expense mind you – we were surprised to see that many of the issues and concerns raised in the Government’s Issues Paper have already been detailed in several previous scientific reports and inquiries.

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Renewables enjoy extraordinary growth in past 9 years

Anyone suggesting the path to the renewable energy future is being somehow blocked by industry or political “dinosaurs” needs to take a good look at the facts, both on cost and the rapid rise of renewable energy.

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Strong economic benefits available in NT gas

Another independent economic analysis has confirmed the strong contribution onshore shale gas development could contribute to the Northern Territory.

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Natural gas is good for emissions reduction and methane does not eliminate benefits: IEA

Anti-gas activists are fond of claiming that gas fields leak like a sieve and that the ‘fugitive’ methane negates the carbon emission benefits of using natural gas for power generation.

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5 million and rising: natural gas connections growing

The latest report from the energy distribution sector highlights an expanding industry with great prospects for delivering carbon emissions reduction.

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Taxpayers need to keep paying renewables subsidies, say Greens

When Queensland Senator (and former Resources Minister) Matt Canavan said renewable energy was not cheaper than coal-fired power he was attacked by anti-coal activists in social media.