Surging gas and coal prices and a weaker Australian dollar are set to propel the country's resources and energy exports to a record $379 billion this financial year. The boom time for Australian companies was today outlined in the Resources and Energy Quarterly published for the December quarter. Energy expert Ken Baldwin told Nine.com.au the study showed Australia was benefitting from a global energy shortage. "The prices are driven by the global post-pandemic recovery ... T
Environment Centre Northern Territory argued the $21m for drilling program was legally unreasonable on multiple grounds Environmental and First Nations activists protest against proposed fracking plans in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin, outside the Empire Energy offices in Sydney in May. Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters A Northern Territory environmental group has won a court battle over a Morrison government grant to develop the Beetaloo Basin onshore gas field. Th
Eric Serge Herbert stopped a Newcastle coal train by ‘climbing on top of it’ The coal port on Kooragang Island, Newcastle. Blockade Australia protester Eric Serge Herbert will serve a minimum of six months behind bars for an anti-coal protest. Photograph: Blake Sharp-Wiggins/The Guardian A Blockade Australia activist has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for blockading coal trains in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Eric Serge Herbert will serve a minimum of six months
WWF Australia awards commonwealth wooden spoon over missed opportunity at Cop26 Williamsdale solar farm in the ACT. World Wildlife Fund Australia has ranked Australian governments on their renewable energy policies. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA The federal government has been ranked last behind all Australia’s states and the Northern Territory in the move toward clean energy, with a new report showing Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia are leading the transition to
Despite falling prices, average debt for gas and electricity rose 12%, from $897 in 2019–20 to $1,000 in 2020–21 The data reveals 182,665 households are paying off energy bills, an increase of 8,444 over the year, a trend that also reflects the impact of the Covid pandemic. Photograph: Darren England/AAP A sharp rise in energy debt has prompted calls for government intervention as Australian households struggle to keep the lights on.
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