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Business forum discusses need for national energy reform

Story Published: 7 Dec 2012

REFORMS to Australia's electricity markets, to improve prices and business conditions, were on the way, after business...

Households using more energy but less electricity

Story Published: 26 Nov 2013

HOUSEHOLDS around the country are using 4% more energy, but 12% less electricity than they were three years ago, data from...

UQ centre for CSG attracts $3.25m in funding for research

Story Published: 15 Aug 2014

THE University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas has attracted $3.25 million in funding to further its research...

Union fights agains privatisation of energy networks

Story Published: 18 Oct 2012

A CALL to privatise the nation's electricity networks was met with fierce opposition from the Electrical Trades Union on...

Think tank supports selling off state power

Story Published: 14 Nov 2012

RESOURCES Minister Martin Ferguson’s call for the states to privatise their electricity networks has been backed by a...

Report 'highlights lack of action on energy reforms'

Story Published: 4 Dec 2012

THE body in charge of keeping all Australian governments accountable believes reform of the nation’s energy market is still...

Still “record high levels” of investment in mining and energy

Story Published: 22 May 2013

MINING investment has hit its long-predicted peak, reaching a funding plateau of $268.billion for 73 major projects in...

Renewable energy replacing coal-fired

Story Published: 23 Jul 2012

COAL-fired power is being replaced by renewable energy and gas, but it will remain the dominant source of electricity for...

'Unfounded' CSG fears will make us pay more, says economist

Story Published: 9 Oct 2013

A TOP economist has labelled fears of water contamination or land destruction from coal-seam-gas as “totally overblown”.

Mayor tells Government not to touch Ergon

Story Published: 11 Jul 2013

A RURAL mayor is warning the Queensland Government to keep its hands off Ergon Energy, praising the power firm’s actions...

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