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Shaping Australia’s energy and climate future

Decarbonising the economy and the energy transition opportunity.

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Shaping Australia’s energy and climate future

Decarbonising the economy and the energy transition opportunity.

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Green energy transition will further fuel inflation: Bank of America

The rising costs of building renewables to replace carbon-intensive energy could add to inflationary pressures, according to bank economists.

  • Matthew Cranston

Australia ‘not immune’ to energy price crisis

Warnings from some of Australia’s biggest energy suppliers of a potential local impact from the global energy price crisis could unsettle manufacturers.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith and Mark Ludlow

Five ways Australia can win from energy transition

Mike Cannon-Brookes wants more recognition of the opportunities in going green. Here’s a handful from Monday’s Australian Financial Review Energy Summit.

  • James Thomson

October 2021

Business calls for accelerating into Australia’s net zero future

The call from business at The Australian Financial Review Energy & Climate Summit was for more ambition and clarity around Australia’s emissions reductions target and policy framework.

  • The AFR View

Business pushes Taylor for faster climate action

Industry leaders demanded more ambitious action from the government on emissions before the COP26 summit, despite Angus Taylor’s warning of higher bills.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith and Mark Ludlow

Some $6.8trn a year will be needed for energy transition: Citi

“It’s a global challenge, it’s a systemic challenge that we face, and it’s every country, it’s every sector, it’s every one of us,” Citi’s Keith Tuffley said.

  • Jacob Greber

Australia can’t ignore nuclear in race to net zero: BHP

BHP says Australia has a great opportunity in uranium and nuclear power as experts said submarine policy had welded the nation to the controversial sector

  • Peter Ker

Coal power likely gone by 2035: Schott

Energy Security Board chairman Kerry Schott has predicted coal-fired power will disappear from the National Electricity Market by the mid-2030s, if not earlier.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith and Mark Ludlow

Natural gas has a future in making hydrogen: Santos CEO

Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher has pushed back against the suggestion that the world should not build new gas projects to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

  • Jenny Wiggins

‘Unsustainable’ for capitalism to work against the planet: Citi

Citi’s global co-head of sustainability Keith Tuffley says finance has changed. CEO of Australian Hydrogen Council says sector is managing expectations. Follow the latest here.

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  • Jessica Sier and Elouise Fowler

Cannon-Brookes nails sorry state of climate debate

Mike Cannon-Brookes says Australia needs to embrace the opportunity it has to be a winner in a decarbonised world while being realistic about the challenges.

  • James Thomson

‘It’s my night and weekend job’: Cannon-Brookes

The tech billionaire said Australia “should be the winner of the decarbonised world, and we’re not going to be at the moment”. He said blaming renewables was like “blaming the firemen for the fire”.

  • Simon Evans

Consumers would pay under ‘sneaky carbon tax’: Taylor

Energy Minister Angus Taylor says customers would pay if industry had to cut its emissions harder, defying a push for more aggressive action on climate change.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

Chris Bowen opens door to Kerry Schott’s energy reliability mechanism

But Labor’s energy and climate change spokesman said the opposition would not support “an indefinite subsidy for old technology” such as coal.

  • Jacob Greber

Solar-powered moneymaker plans IPO after funding boost

RedEarth lets customers store and sell excess energy from their solar panels. Now it has plenty of cash of its own after Ord Minnett and Alex Waislitz’s Thorney poured in $12m.

  • Paul Smith

Business backs bigger 2030 target to put us in decarbonisation box seat

The strong investment message sent by moving faster and harder on emissions would lock in first mover advantages in industries of the future.

  • Tim Reed and Jennifer Westacott

A wider emissions safeguard can end the Liberals’ climate nightmare

Ironically, extending the scope of a policy introduced by Tony Abbott to cap the biggest emitters would let markets drive the transition to net zero.

  • Steven Hamilton

Hydrogen faces $1.6trn investment challenge: IEA

Investment of $US1.2 trillion is needed worldwide in low-carbon hydrogen this decade to get on track for net zero emissions, says the International Energy Agency.

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  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

November 2020

Calm down and power on

The energy sector cannot afford not to make decisions on a future national electricity market.

  • The AFR View

'Let's get on with it', urges energy chief

Energy Security Board chair Kerry Schott said the changes to the electricity grid from renewables and exiting coal was unstoppable.

  • Mark Ludlow and Angela Macdonald-Smith

The quest for 'enough megawatts when we need them'

The problem of ensuring there's enough power generating capacity when it's needed has become increasingly urgent to solve as the grid transitions to more renewable energy.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

Turnbull zeroes in on gas

Malcolm Turnbull says Scott Morrison has no choice but to embrace a zero net emissions target by 2050, and won't have a bar of a gas-led recovery.

  • Jennifer Hewett

Batteries and hydrogen ready to take off

Lithium ion batteries are in heavy demand from major utilities as a second wave of demand rises beyond that of electric vehicles.

  • Simon Evans and Elouise Fowler