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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. This milestone marks the pinnacle of a five-year effort to penetrate the gas 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

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure

Continuing Snowy’s legacy

“Every time you sip your coffee in the morning, you must be thankful for Snowy. After all, Australia’s first ever coffee arrived in Cooma”, said Dean Lynch, Snowy 2.0 Relations Manager, ahead of the Snowy Region Construction & Development Conference. He is referring to the legacy of the Snowy Mountains Scheme – the 25-year, “nation…

29 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Managing uncertainty factors with gas turbine machine train shaft alignment

Shaft alignment is integral to rotor dynamic health within a gas turbine. Shaft misalignment leaves turbines exposed to reaction forces in the shaft couplings, plus bearing and seal damage, with down time costing millions of dollars each day. Despite this, details as ‘fine’ as shaft realignment are rarely incorporated into turnkey contracts. Ahead of the…

23 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Australian Financial Review National Energy Summit 2018 | Post event summary

“Remember the trilemma – affordable, reliable and cleaner energy? It’s like a three-legged stool – balance on just one of those legs for too long and eventually the stool topples over. The energy system breaks – and it breaks badly”, Energy Australia MD Catherine Tanna argued at this year’s Australian Financial Review National Energy Summit.…

15 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

ACCC Chairman to present at AFR National Energy Summit

In the lead up to the AFR National Energy Summit- 10-11 October 2018, competition regulator ACCC announced last week its package of recommendations to reform the national energy market – the conditions of which have been described by the watchdog as “unacceptable and unsustainable’”. In a largely monopolized market, energy affordability is an ongoing concern…

17 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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