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  • EPA seeks feedback on Granville Harbour wind farm | Business Spectator
    Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu EPA seeks feedback on Granville Harbour wind farm 10 Jan 11 02 AM Climate Wind power Public comment sought on 33 turbine west coast Tasmania wind farm development You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter The Tasmanian EPA has called for public submissions on West Coast Wind s proposed 33 turbine wind farm planned nearby to the town of Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania According to Tasmanian newspaper The Advocate the wind farm developer submitted a development proposal and environmental management plan with the West Coast Council last month The project is now undergoing review by the council with the state EPA undertaking the environmental assessment Print this page Related articles 10 Jan

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  • PM takes aim at RET again | Business Spectator
    of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu PM takes aim at RET again 10 Jan 11 37 AM 4 Climate Policy Politics Renewable energy Abbott questions green power reliability ahead of renewables reviews You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said renewable power is not a reliable energy source ahead of a review of green energy schemes including the Renewable Energy Target this year The Australian Financial Review reports According to the newspaper Mr Abbott said the government would look at the impact of renewable energy on household power bills The problem at this stage with renewable is that there s always got to be a back up because sometime the sun doesn t shine and wind doesn t blow he told a Sydney radio station according to The AFR If the sun doesn t shine and the wind doesn t blow the power doesn t flow This is a simple fact and that is why we are going to have a good long hard look at this with the fundamental objective of doing what we can to get power prices down The comments follow from remarks in November the PM made about the RET which suggested the government may weaken the scheme We re taking this review very seriously and one of the things that we ll be looking at is the impact of renewable energy on power prices because not only is the carbon tax adding about 9 per cent to everyone s power bills and we re going to get rid of that quickly as we can renewable energy targets are also significantly driving up power prices right now he said then The renewables sector says it needs certainty with the continual prospect of regulatory change undermining efforts to attract global capital and expertise to the sector Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Hunt firm on RET 10 Jan Solar and wind competitive with fossil fuels Gov t economist 10 Jan Marking the milestones of 2013 09 Jan Aust hits 2 million solar 08 Jan German minister delivers renewables check More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy

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  • Solar and wind competitive with fossil fuels - Gov't economist | Business Spectator
    per cent has also contributed to the LCOE reduction Offshore wind also has an increased learning rate but this has been offset to a large extent by increased variable O M costs Nuclear LCOE has increased significantly due to higher estimates for capital costs Efficiency for coal fired plants with CCS retrofits has been revised downwards to better reflect the expected efficiency of these plants and has the effect of increasing the LCOE The chart below provides a summary of their updated projections for the cost range of the various power generation technologies in the year 2030 with no carbon price in place wysiwyg field contenteditable false wf deltas 0 wf field field wysiwyg media wf formatter aibm ui media output wf settings style full width wf cache 1389314765 wf entity id 765771 wf entity type node Source Australian Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics 2013 Print this page Solar and wind competitive with fossil fuels Gov t economist 10 Jan 11 46 AM 2 Industries Resources and Energy Climate Carbon markets Renewable energy Solar energy Wind power Related articles 13 Jan Hunt firm on RET 10 Jan PM takes aim at RET again 10 Jan Marking the milestones of 2013 09 Jan Aust hits 2 million solar 08 Jan German minister delivers renewables check More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Log in to post comments Comments Correct link for the report Submitted by Charles Jago on Fri 2014 01 10 14 03 Correct link for the report and updated estimates http bree slicedlabs com au publications australian energy technology assessments Log in to post comments Sorry that looks like the Submitted by Charles Jago on Fri 2014 01 10 14 07 Sorry

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  • Castlemaine community wind farm site to change | Business Spectator
    brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Castlemaine community wind farm site to change 10 Jan 10 45 AM Climate Wind power Community group examining other sites for six turbine farm after concerns expressed by neighbours You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter A group looking to establish a community wind farm around the Victorian town of Castlemaine is looking for a new site for the project According to the ABC concerns expressed by neighbours have led the group to reconsider the original proposed location for six turbines Group spokesman Mick Lewin says attention is now turning to other sites around the Mount Alexander Shire Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Solar and wind competitive with

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  • 'Why not do it again?' - Abbott | Business Spectator
    all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Why not do it again Abbott 10 Jan 11 27 AM 3 Climate Policy Politics Wind power PM lends support to talk of another turbine health review as South Australian baulks at plan You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind a review of the health effects of wind farms despite a mixed reaction to the proposed study by state governments The Australian reports On Wednesday it was revealed Health Minister Peter Dutton and his Victorian counterpart David Davis had been in correspondence about plans for another review into the effects of infrasound from turbines on residents Mr Dutton recently wrote to his Victorian counterpart David Davis outlining plans to allow for the National Health and Medical Research Council to lead any research with Mr David pledging 100 000 for any such research The council found three years ago that there was no evidence of adverse health effects but also said there was need for ongoing study Mr Abbott yesterday backed the plan From time to time we do need to refresh the research we don need to consider whether there have been new facts that impact on old judgements and that is a perfectly reasonable thing to do the PM said according to The Australian It is some years since the NHMRC last looked at this issue why not do it again West Australian energy minister Mike Nahan said he would welcome a rigorous study into the issue but his South Australian counterpart Jack Snelling said the state had no intention to commit funding at this stage the newspaper reports while the NSW and Queensland health departments said they would support further research Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Solar and wind competitive with fossil fuels Gov t economist 10 Jan EPA seeks feedback on Granville Harbour wind farm 10 Jan EPA seeks feedback on Granville

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  • Obama orders review of energy infrastructure | Business Spectator
    market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Obama orders review of energy infrastructure 10 Jan 11 48 AM Climate Policy Politics Report on ageing system to be delivered early next year You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a broad review of the country s energy infrastructure noting that factors such as rising demand and climate change have put increased pressure on the aging system In a statement announcing the launch of a Quadrennial Energy Review the White House said an associated task force would spend the next year studying the systems required for transporting transmitting and delivering energy The first report with recommendations would be due Jan 31 2015 Our current infrastructure is increasingly challenged by transformations in energy supply markets and patterns of end use issues of aging and capacity impacts of climate change and cyber and physical threats said the president s memo establishing the review Any vulnerability in this infrastructure may be exacerbated by the increasing interdependencies of energy systems with water telecommunications transportation and emergency response systems The task force report would serve as a roadmap to address such challenges the memo said Plans for the Quadrennial Energy Review known as a QER have been underway for months Global energy markets have been transformed by a boom in U S shale oil andnatural gas production and the administration must deal with issues including pipelines fracking and tranport of crude oil by rail There have also been calls to allow exports ofU S crude The White House noted that domestic oil production has grown more than 50 percent since Obama took office in 2009 and natural gas production was at its highest ever levels conditions that were testing aging U S infrastructure Some lawmakers including Lisa Murkowski of oil rich Alaska the top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee are pressing the government to end a decades old ban on exporting U S crude oil Energy experts welcomed the move This action taken by the White House is a smart one said Margot Anderson executive director of think tank Bipartisan Policy Center s Energy Project A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill calling for a

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  • Gas supply debate reignites | Business Spectator
    Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Gas supply debate reignites 10 Jan 2 25 AM 1 Industries Resources and Energy AGL dismisses assertion that NSW gas supply fears are overplayed report You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The debate over the possibility for a gas shortage in New South Wales rages on with AGL Energy disputing claims the fears have been overhyped according to The Australian The chief executive of one of the country s biggest gas distributors Envestra s Ian Little told the paper yesterday that predictions of a shortage failed to factor in the wealth of reserves available to be shipped from the Bass Strait But AGL chief economist Paul Simshauser says there will be challenges in transporting it north Looking on an annual aggregates basis there is no evident problem but when you unpack the seasonal variations the winter months are simply going to be difficult to supply he told The Australian There are limits on how much gas you can ship into NSW Manufacturing Australia spokesman Ben Eade agreed that there were risks on the horizon with large consumers struggling to find long term supply offers Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Glencore copper sale has ASX firms on alert 13 Jan Gas reservation is a pipe dream 13 Jan BHP faces buyback pressure 13 Jan Indonesia ban no issue Palmer 10 Jan OM Holdings CEO resigns More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy R Ambrose Raven Sun 2014 01 12 16 11 Getting gas right Australia s energy challenge by the Grattan Institute in 2013 is an excellent example of the careful selection of half truths to advance an ideological position Its key positions are that the export industry is good for the economy because 160 billion is forecast to be invested in LNG production that governments should therefore resist self interested calls from some industries to cap prices or reserve gas for the domestic market and that WA should go further and end its policy of reserving gas for domestic use because protectionism ultimately leads to higher prices and damages the economy Just a few gaps in that fairy tale 1 no effort has been

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  • Abbott govt plans turbine health probe | Business Spectator
    farm 10 Jan Castlemaine community wind farm site to change More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Chris Fraser Wed 2014 01 08 13 07 What terms of reference do you think NHMRC will get Mark Emerson Wed 2014 01 08 16 51 Ones that favour Abbott and his band of thieves of coarse Chris Fraser Wed 2014 01 08 21 48 In that case I like these ones 1 The Minister will appoint the Chairman probably has no background in science or audio metrics 2 The Chairman will make the terms in accordance with their own political ideology Very arms length from the Ministry we can assure you 3 The study will accept all anecdotes from any source and accept them as fact The study will not bother to find motivations behind any submission 4 The study will not look for patterns in health effects Whether turbines at time of complaint were on or off will not be considered 5 The study will not make any finding advocating benefits of clean energy 6 Sensation and hyperbole is preferable to clinical scientific language Dave Wed 2014 01 08 14 33 How dangerous it is to have a Climate Change Denialist as the PM at such a critical juncture in time It is unacceptable for the leader of any country to gamble on the outcomes of the issue of climate change I accept that there is debate around the science despite 95 of the worlds scientists and advisers having a different alignment to Mr Abbott but he cannot prove that Climate Change is not happening so his position as a total denialist and his actions in demolishing anything and everything related to renewable energy amount to a gamble on climate change not occurring at all despite the advice It really is unacceptable for the leader of any country to act like this We would be best served by our leaders with them acting with caution employing a risk management approach Not betting it all on black which is also the colour of oil how apt Mark not available Wed 2014 01 08 18 03 Dave we are doubly cursed with Dutton as health minister As a former police officer he knows diddly squat about his portfolio as demonstrated in the Q A debates prior to the election If the next proposed investigation finds the same as the last that there are no adverse health effects from turbines as it will the anti wind farm lobby could tell Dutton the problem was Pylon munchkins or Rotor Leprechauns and he would quickly launch an investigation into that anything for an excuse to do nothing Sadly the current govt is entirely bereft of talent or insight John Morgan Wed 2014 01 08 15 06 I expect that if you keep asking the NHMRC to

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