New Energy Initiatives

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The State Government has announced a new suite of measures as part of its Affordable Energy Plan, including removing a restriction on regional electricity customers going back to Ergon Energy. The energy saving initiatives are being rolled out this week by the Queensland Government ahead of the … [Read more...]

Poles, Wires, & Green Schemes – That’s Why

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The ACCC estimates that in 2016-17, Queenslanders will be paying the most for their electricity, followed by South Australians. That’s one of the key findings of the ACCC’s Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry preliminary report - And it’s not a shortage of generation, but rather huge amounts spent … [Read more...]

Money to Power Down

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The State Government has announced payments of $400 to buy and install air conditioning units that can be controlled by power authorities during peak times. The power down incentive is also being offered to those who have existing systems installed that can be switched to the new power … [Read more...]

Gas Shortfall Likely in 2018

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The Australia Government has released the ACCC’s first interim report into the supply of, and demand for, wholesale gas in Australia and the outlook is not pretty. The ACCC Gas Inquiry 2017-20 Interim Report focusses on likely supply and demand conditions for 2018 and according to ACCC Chair Rod … [Read more...]

Power Price Pain Continues to Grow

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Canegrowers are the latest primary producers to join the swelling chorus of industry howling down the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) latest electricity prices for irrigated agriculture. The price jump is up to 5.1% and Canegrowers CEO Dan Gallgan says enough is enough. ‘This will do … [Read more...]