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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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East coast gas problem: a cartel of producers controlling the market and gouging consumers

Commenting on the increase in electricity prices by up to 20% on July 1, Bruce Robertson, Gas/LNG Australasia analyst for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said: “Australians need answers for why gas prices have fallen globally in recent years while here they have risen to levels above the north Asian market, the most expensive market for gas.

HoldfastEast coast gas problem: a cartel of producers controlling the market and gouging consumers
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