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Maintaining consistent energy supply through improved grid stability

Renewable energy is rapidly increasing its penetration of Australia’s overall energy supply mix, with states like South Australia heading towards a 75 percent market share by 2025. By 2050, almost all of the country’s coal generators will have reached the end of their technical lifecycle and will not be replaced – in a national bid…

8 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

What you need to know before signing a corporate PPA

Amid spiralling electricity prices, an escalating gas crisis, and the ever-increasing likelihood (but uncertain nature) of carbon policy implementation, it is safe to say that Australia’s energy market is unpredictable at present. In these times, the certainty offered by a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) – a long-term arrangement in which power is purchased at…

16 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Mining & Resources

The Priorities and Potentials for INPEX in Northern Australia

SEAAOC, Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference returns next week for it’s 24th year. No other programme attracts such a high calibre of speaker and delegate attendance from across the entire oil and gas world, and 2019 will be no different. Speaking this year we have Roland Houareau,General Manager, Northern Territory at INPEX and…

26 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Solving Australia’s gas crisis – policy initiatives versus supply side response

Amid an escalating gas crisis, Australia is not short of ideas on how to elevate domestic supply. From gas reservation policies, to tougher export controls, prospective energy import terminals, and pipeline proposals and reforms, the gamut of policy initiatives and supply side responses is impressive. But to what extent do each have merit? “In short,…

25 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Central Petroleum accelerating its penetration of the East Coast Gas Market

It has been an eventful half-year for Central Petroluem who have been kicking their developmental goals and setting lofty exploration targets for the quarter ahead. Most notably, the firm sold gas to the East Coast for the first time, a milestone which marks the pinnacle of a five-year effort to penetrate the market. The firm…

17 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Tackling Australia’s war on waste – an interview with Matt Genever of Sustainability Victoria

Australia’s “war on waste” took a sinister turn earlier this year when India confirmed that it will follow in China’s footsteps and place a ban on waste imports. Meanwhile, the Australian public’s concern over its own high garbage volumes, low resource recovery rates and linear (make-use-dispose) economy is growing. All of this overlaid by a…

8 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

The role of hydrogen in a decarbonised future – an interview with Woodside’s Shannon O’Rourke

Hydrogen is increasingly being looked at as a means of helping Australia navigate its decarbonised future and meet the prescribed targets of the 2016 Paris Agreement. On the surface, it seems like a panacea. Hydrogen is the universe’s most abundant element and can power an electric vehicle 236 times more efficiently than a lithium-ion battery.…

21 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Uncategorised

The Kidston Energy Hub | dispatchable renewable energy on tap

Australia has reached a significant milestone in its bid to ensure dispatchable renewable energy - what Head of the Australian Energy Council  has described as "the main game in the electricity market" - thanks to the work of Genex Power. Just last month, the company announced its new partnership with EnergyAustralia, which will see the…

9 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

An update on Australia’s largest wind solar storage hybrid project

CWP Renewables is taking hybrid renewable generation to new heights with two giant ‘wind-solar-storage’ hybrid projects, both currently in developmental stages. Once complete, the Asia Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), located in Pilbara in northwest Australia, will generate more renewable energy than Australia’s entire wind and solar contribution towards the Renewable Energy Target. Its smaller sibling,…

19 Dec 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Energy & Utilities

International energy developments and their implications for Australian solar

  Capital investment into energy assets is increasingly vulnerable to policy and technology change and is at risk of being stranded due to the rate of renewable energy deflation. The Paris Agreement, UN IPCC Report, increased frequency of climate-induced extreme weather events and a growing public contempt for pollutants all point to the likelihood of…

12 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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