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COAG Energy Council outcomes

The COAG Energy Council met in Canberra on 19 August 2016 – and there’s some interesting outcomes for the gas industry. Read our summary here.

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“Reliable, cheap power essential — Gas will be vital in the gradual transition to greener energy”

Many voices have come to the fore this week urging action by the Federal Government to encourage States to liberate new sources of gas supply

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Letter to the Editor: VFF not open on gas

ERIC Director Steve Wright takes on the claims of farming groups in a letter to the editor of the Australian Financial Review

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Onshore gas ban decision needs to be based on facts, not fear

The Victorian Government is edging closer to a decision on whether or not to extend the moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore natural gas.

Wok cooking with gas

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Gas is clearly the solution to renewable intermittency

ERIC Director Steve Wright takes a look at the latest forecast from the Australian Energy Market Operator, and what role gas will play in the transition to low carbon generation.

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Not a majority in anyone’s book

Victorian activist groups are up to their old tricks again, less than a fortnight out from an expected announcement from the Energy Minister Wade Noonan on the future of the state’s moratorium on unconventional gas development.

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Environmental activists now masquerading as financial advisors

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s recently released ‘Investor Alert’ on Buru Energy’s Tight Gas Stimulation Project sails very close to the wind on providing financial advice without the appropriate qualifications.

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Lock The Gate shows its deceptive tactics in NT

Activist group Lock The Gate claims to be all about farmers and communities, but the truth is its main game is campaigning for political purposes and it is quite prepared to twist the facts to try to push its case.

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Another activist action fails in court

Yet another attempt by an activist group to shut down a legally approved coal seam gas exploration project has failed.

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Wind and solar energy costs more and is less reliable

“To be financially viable, wind and solar generally require prices for their power that are higher than what our other existing power generators receive.”