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Origin sells Ironbark CSG project to itself

Origin sells Ironbark CSG project to itself

Energy giant Origin will sell its underperforming Ironbark coal seam gas project to its subsidiary Australia Pacific LNG for $231 million, a third of what it paid for it a decade ago.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Coronado Coal misses profit guidance as it becomes world's largest coking coal miner

Coronado Coal misses profit guidance as it becomes world's largest coking coal miner

Newly listed coal miner Coronado Coal has fallen short of its forecast profit guidance despite beating its revenue and earnings expectations.

  • by Cole Latimer
Oil Search charging ahead with third LNG processing train in PNG

Oil Search charging ahead with third LNG processing train in PNG

Oil Search pushing ahead with PNG plans as it saw full-year profit jump 13 per cent year on year thanks to sky-high oil prices, despite a major earthquake that halted its operations for months.

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Treasury may have kept Energy Department in the dark on big stick bill

Treasury may have kept Energy Department in the dark on big stick bill

The Department of Energy may have been kept out of creating the largest of the government's 'Big Stick" energy bills, only becoming involved after was publicly announced.

  • by Cole Latimer
NSW Labor plans to create state-owned power company

NSW Labor plans to create state-owned power company

The plan will power nearly every single home in NSW with renewable energy by 2030, slashing carbon emissions in the process, Labor says.

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Power retailers hit with new rules to stop 'sneaky' bill fees

Power retailers hit with new rules to stop 'sneaky' bill fees

Electricity retailers face new rules designed to stop them from hitting households with unexpected 'sneaky' late payment fees on their power bills.

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'Big stick' energy plans are an 'embarrassment', says former AGL boss
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'Big stick' energy plans are an 'embarrassment', says former AGL boss

The former head of AGL has attacked the government's "big stick" legislation, calling it an "embarrassment" and a desperate policy.

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Shell to make household batteries in Australia

Shell to make household batteries in Australia

Global energy giant Shell has bought German household battery maker Sonnen, which is currently building a new battery factory in Adelaide.

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Renewables will be the main source of global energy by 2040, BP says

Renewables will be the main source of global energy by 2040, BP says

The oil and gas giant predicts renewable energy will become the world’s main source of power within the next 20 years, as the planet shifts towards a lower carbon future.

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Reduced demand doing little to stop wholesale power prices rising, says AEMO

Reduced demand doing little to stop wholesale power prices rising, says AEMO

The energy market operator says Australians have been relying less on the grid but it is doing little to stem rising wholesale power prices which reached record highs last year.

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Back to the future: Old Ford factory to be recast as renewable energy hub

Back to the future: Old Ford factory to be recast as renewable energy hub

Danish energy company Vestas has announced plans to build wind turbines at the former site of the Ford automotive factory in Geelong, Victoria.

  • by Cole Latimer and Nick Toscano