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Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined

Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined

Our love of the cloud means data centres are swiftly becoming one of the country's largest consumers of electricity.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Electric vehicles tipped to become the smartphone of the future

Electric vehicles tipped to become the smartphone of the future

Electric vehicles will be the new mobile phone, going from where people can’t imagine why they’d want one to being unable to imagine life without them, and China is set to be the driving force.

  • by Cole Latimer
China fears on $13b gas deal 'naive, ill-informed'

China fears on $13b gas deal 'naive, ill-informed'

The Hong Kong company bidding for APA Group has broken its silence over calls for the deal to be blocked on national security grounds.

  • by Mathew Dunckley & Cole Latimer
A slick move has catapulted junior oil player Beach into top spot

A slick move has catapulted junior oil player Beach into top spot

Energy giant Woodside is about to lose the crown of Australia’s largest oil producer to a company that only one year ago was a relatively unknown junior company.

  • by Cole Latimer
Senator slammed over stoking Chinese security fears

Senator slammed over stoking Chinese security fears

Liberal Senator Jim Molan’s hawkish comments over potential Chinese risk to Australia’s national security has been rejected as hypocrisy and political posturing.

  • by Cole Latimer
Government intervention in electricity may push power prices up: S&P

Government intervention in electricity may push power prices up: S&P

The government's threat to intervene in the electricity market may initially cut power bills but the failure to establish a national energy policy will drive up costs later.

  • by Cole Latimer & Peter Hannam
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'Get your house in order': Victorian regulator puts AGL on notice over dodgy data

'Get your house in order': Victorian regulator puts AGL on notice over dodgy data

Victoria’s energy regulator is considering taking the first steps in pulling AGL’s licence to sell gas and electricity in the state over its dodgy data.

  • by Cole Latimer
From bus stops to bridges: Chinese influence in PNG a 'wake-up' call

From bus stops to bridges: Chinese influence in PNG a 'wake-up' call

Chinese signs on Port Moresby bus stops are one indication of Beijing's growing influence and investment in the country.

  • by Cole Latimer
Foreign fears over China pipeline bid overblown, say energy experts

Foreign fears over China pipeline bid overblown, say energy experts

They say fears are unwarranted as gas transmission is not as large a security risk as telecommunications and electricity.

  • by Cole Latimer
National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says

National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says

The setting of a national energy policy is not rocket science and the federal failure is forcing states to go it alone, causing headaches for business.

  • by Cole Latimer
Canavan warns industry gas export trigger on the table

Canavan warns industry gas export trigger on the table

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has warned energy industry heads the government will not hesitate to slash gas export levels if there is a domestic shortage.

  • by Cole Latimer