Energy Archive

Mr Jason Waters appointed CEO of soon-to-be-merged Synergy Energy (22 December 2013)

Western Australia’s Energy Minister, Dr Mike Nahan, and Synergy board chairman, Mr Michael Smith, have announced the appointment of Mr Jason Waters as CEO of the new merged Synergy and Verve entity. Mr Waters has served as CEO of

Regulation: Australian Business Council report calls for less regulation while another energy company faces penalties for illegal & unconscionable conduct (29 November 2013)

In the past week the Business Council of Australia has released a report, Improving Australia’s Regulatory System, in which it argues for reduction to the cost and burden on regulated parties – “the ‘dead hand’ of regulation imposing unnecessary

Australia’s Federal Government proposes streamlined environmental approval process for offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activities (25 November 2013)

The Australian Federal Government has released two draft reports for public comment on establishing a ‘one-stop-shop’ environmental approval process for offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activities. The reports are a requirement of the strategic assessment process under national

Queensland Government releases plan to encourage resources sector growth on Cape York Peninsula (21 November 2013)

Queensland’s Liberal-National Government has released for public comment its blueprint for the future of Cape York Peninsula. Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Mr Jeff Seeney, said the draft Cape York Regional Plan delivers

Queensland Government ‘unashamedly’ releases Galilee Basin Development Strategy (7 November 2013)

A strategy to facilitate the development of the Galilee Basin (an area containing extensive deposits of thermal coal) and deliver up to 28,000 new jobs was unveiled by the Queensland Liberal National Government today. Queensland’s Premier, Mr Campbell Newman,

Australian Prime Minister seeks to repeal carbon tax despite Senate resistance (16 October 2013)

The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbot, has released an exposure draft of the legislation intended to abolish Australia’s carbon tax from the end of the next Australian financial year (30 June 2014). Mr Abbot has said that he

Incoming Liberal-National Government removes Public Service Heads and restructures public service (19 September 2013)

The new Liberal-National government at Federal level in Australia was sworn in on 18 September 2013. The same day, incoming Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott announced changes to the Federal public service, including removal of some heads of departments.

Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd’s $15 billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at Gladstone approved by Queensland Government (12 September 2013)

Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Mr Jeff Seeney,  has announced that the Queensland Coordinator-General, Mr Barry Broe, has approved Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd’s $15 billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at Gladstone

Queensland government releases 30 Year Electricity Strategy discussion paper (12 September 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mr Mark McArdle, has released for public consultation a 30 Year Electricity Strategy discussion paper. Mr McArdle  said Queensland’s electricity supply system is entering a period of unprecedented change to the way

Newly elected Liberal-National Australian government promises to repeal carbon tax and end clean energy funding (8 September 2013)

Australians went to the polls on Saturday, 7 September 2013 and the result was the election of a new government led by Mr Tony Abbott. Amongst a handful of key policy promises, the incoming Liberal-National Government has pledged that