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Energy retailers forced to reveal power bill shocks early

Energy retailers forced to reveal power bill shocks early

Electricity retailers will now have to let Australians know their power bills are increasing at least five days before they up prices under new regulations.

  • by Cole Latimer

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AGL says it remains committed to closing Liddell power plant in 2022
AGL Energy

AGL says it remains committed to closing Liddell power plant in 2022

AGL's decision to shut its coal-fired power plant in the face of government opposition is simple economics, and not ideological, the company said on Wednesday.

  • by Cole Latimer
Santos aiming for 100 million barrels of oil by 2025
Santos

Santos aiming for 100 million barrels of oil by 2025

Santos is aiming to double its gas output, targeting a production rate of more than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent by 2025.

  • by Cole Latimer
'Leading at wrong end': Energy productivity gains lag national targets

'Leading at wrong end': Energy productivity gains lag national targets

Improvements in Australia's energy productivity are running at less than half the federal government's target, leaving power bills and greenhouse gas emissions unnecessarily high, analysts say.

  • by Peter Hannam
AGL fined $3 million for missing emissions targets
AGL Energy

AGL fined $3 million for missing emissions targets

AGL has been hit with a $3 million fine by Victoria’s energy regulator for failing to offset its emissions levels, a week after regulator threatened to kick it out of the state.

  • by Cole Latimer
Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined
Electricity

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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Icon Water boss to become new ActewAGL chief executive
Canberra

Icon Water boss to become new ActewAGL chief executive

John Knox will take over from long-standing head Michael Costello in November.

  • by Andrew Brown
Electric vehicles tipped to become the smartphone of the future
Cars

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
WA's love affair with solar continues, but hip pocket hurt remains
Electricity

WA's love affair with solar continues, but hip pocket hurt remains

Synergy posted a profit last financial year despite rooftop solar eating into its revenue. Don't expect that money to reduce your power bills though.

  • by Hamish Hastie
A slick move has catapulted junior oil player Beach into top spot
Oil

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
Gas

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