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Energy transition

Today

The losses behind Delta Electricity’s windfall

The $1 million deal to buy Vales Point power station had a few hidden downsides

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  • Neil Chenoweth

Yesterday

Hanwha Energy Australia targets expansion after securing $150m

Hanwha Energy Australia, the parent company of the renewable energy retailer Nectr, is looking to grow its retail business, in stark contrast to others.

  • Colin Packham

This Month

Woodside aims for near zero methane emissions by 2030

Woodside has become the first Australian company to pledge to strive for near zero methane emissions by 2030 as environmental pressure grows.

  • Colin Packham

Bowen says making EVs in Australia an option

Energy Minister Chris Bowen said a range of policies will be looked “in due course” for Australia to become part of the EV supply chain or possibly manufacture them.

  • Matthew Cranston

Letters: Rising contempt for customers

Qantas’ poor service reflected in other companies too, Voice to parliament, legacy of British Empire, Henderson and NCC, tax cuts, property prices, fossil gas.

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Dividend danger signs in Fortescue green spending spree

Analysts expect Fortescue Metals Group dividend payouts to take a hit under plans to spend $US6.2 billion on turning iron ore mining operations green.

  • Brad Thompson

Fortescue to spend $9.2b to switch to renewables

Andrew Forrest’s company expects to save $1.2 billion a year from 2030 following $9 billion of investment in renewable energy.

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  • Matthew Cranston and Lucas Baird

Origin accelerates zero-emission push with exit from Beetaloo

Origin has struck a deal to divest its stake in a development in the Beetaloo Basin and will consider exiting nearly all upstream exploration permits.

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  • Colin Packham

Shell CEO to leave at end of year, replaced by gas chief Sawan

Shell chief executive officer Ben van Beurden will step down at the end of this year after almost 40 years at the company.

  • James Herron

Labor changes tune on WA coal imports

The WA government now says South32 doesn’t need its approval to import coal to keep the Worsley alumina refinery running.

  • Brad Thompson

South32 importing coal to keep refinery running

Griffin Coal’s bankers have pushed the business into receivership with debts believed to be about $1 billion in a move prompting South32 to seek coal from overseas.

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  • Brad Thompson

Australia is sitting on a potential clean energy bonanza

Australia has the perfect answer for the twin perils of rising electricity prices in the short term and the danger from climate change in the long term.

  • Adair Turner

HESTA gives AGL, Santos last chance on climate

The super fund has also put Origin Energy and Woodside on a watchlist for potential divestment as it ups its 2030 emissions reduction target to 50 per cent.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

Transgrid confident of overcoming HumeLink obstacles

The NSW power grid owner insists the huge transmission project can be delivered on time, shrugging off doubts amid scarce skilled labour and rising costs.

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  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

August

Why Paul Broad resigned from Snowy Hydro

Disagreement with Labor’s insistence to use green hydrogen at the Hunter Power Project has emerged as a key reason for the departure of former CEO Paul Broad from Snowy Hydro.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith
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Britain eyes off North Sea oil and gas to fight energy crisis

If Liz Truss becomes PM and reopens the door to fossil fuels, a clutch of Australian companies and investors could reap immediate benefit.

  • Hans van Leeuwen

Australia ‘perfectly positioned’ for energy transition: US

The United States wants Australian battery metals, critical minerals and clean hydrogen companies, says a senior Biden administration climate diplomat.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

Origin carves Beetaloo out of new climate targets

The power and gas supplier has also included Scope 3 emissions in its 2050 net zero targets in a climate plan consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.

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  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

Fortescue plans new WA port as farmers warm to wind turbines

The company has signed exclusivity agreements with some farmers as it looks to gain access to enough freehold land to build hundreds of wind turbines.

  • Brad Thompson

Beware ripple effects from China and Europe’s new crises

Power prices at all-time highs across the Continent. Inflation approaching 18 per cent in the UK. Drought hurting China’s weakened economy. It’s getting scary out there.

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  • James Thomson