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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Another privately owned pipeline will fuel the ‘East Coast gas price crisis’: IEEFA

Responding to the construction of a new 622 km-long Northern Gas Pipeline owned by private business Jemena, Bruce Robertson, Gas/LNG Australasia analyst for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said:

“Another privately owned pipeline in Australia will only fuel the gas price crisis, not lesson it as the majority of such pipelines are not subject to any pricing regulation and are hideously profitable.

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