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The gas ‘crisis’ is caused by a business model which restricts supply to Australians: IEEFA

Commenting on news that the Turnbull government will not place curbs on LNG exports, Bruce Robertson, Gas/LNG Australasia analyst at IEEFA said:

“The so called gas ‘crisis’ in Australia is not about supply. It is about a business model engineered by four energy companies – BHP, Origin Energy, Santos and Shell – to restrict supply to Australians in order to force prices up.

HoldfastThe gas ‘crisis’ is caused by a business model which restricts supply to Australians: IEEFA
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ACCC architects of the east coast gas cartel and domestic price gouging: IEEFA

Commenting on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s interim gas report,  Bruce Robertson, Gas/LNG Australasia analyst, IEEFA said:

“The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is one of the architects of the east coast gas cartel which has led us to a domestic energy supply crisis.

HoldfastACCC architects of the east coast gas cartel and domestic price gouging: IEEFA
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Nobel Laureate Dr Patz: climate change – a threat or opportunity?

Nobel Laureate and international health expert Dr Patz to speak at the 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology.

Dr Patz will argue that confronting the causes of climate change is one of the largest public health opportunity of our times.  Such health “co-benefits” include opportunities to reduce mortality via clean energy technology; enhance physical fitness through “active” transportation from better urban design; and improve dietary health from eating lower on the food chain.

HoldfastNobel Laureate Dr Patz: climate change – a threat or opportunity?
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ACCR on resignation of MCA CEO Brendan Pearson

Commenting on the sudden resignation of Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) CEO Brendan Pearson, Executive Director of Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) Brynn O’Brien said:

“Brendan Pearson’s resignation is a hopeful sign that there is pressure on the MCA to chart a new course. However, the roots of climate and energy obstructionism within the MCA run deeper than one individual.

HoldfastACCR on resignation of MCA CEO Brendan Pearson
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Building Solar Thermal in Port Augusta Shines Light on Australia’s Big Renewable Opportunity: Solar Citizens

Premier Jay Weatherill and the South Australian Government’s sensible decision to back building the one of the world’s biggest solar thermal plants with storage in Port Augusta shines a light on Australia’s opportunity to make an orderly transition to 100% renewable energy, according to Solar Citizens.

HoldfastBuilding Solar Thermal in Port Augusta Shines Light on Australia’s Big Renewable Opportunity: Solar Citizens
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Energy economics think tank at the NT fracking inquiry: economic stupidity

Bruce Robertson, IEEFA Gas/LNG Australasia analyst will be giving evidence at the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the NT which starts today.

“The development of an onshore gas industry in the Northern Territory is economic stupidity in the face of a deepening global gas glut,” said Mr Robertson.

HoldfastEnergy economics think tank at the NT fracking inquiry: economic stupidity
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