Electricity Market ‘Broken’

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says the electricity market is “broken” as he labelled the current situation as a “national disgrace”. 14th June 2022 By Joseph Huitson, Digital Reporter, Sky News Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says Australia has one of the most destructive energy policies in the world, as fellow Queenslander Amanda Stoker blames "extreme climate … Continue reading Electricity Market ‘Broken’

Illawarra Substation Fire

'A very dangerous operation': How the massive Illawarra substation fire unfolded 18th June 2022 By Kate McIllwain Source: https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/7785685/a-very-dangerous-operation-how-the-massive-illawarra-substation-fire-unfolded/ https://geo.dailymotion.com/player/x7206.html?video=x8bs8rx&mute=true&syndicationKey=790147&customConfig%5BcustomParams%5D=%2F21666581298%2Fillawarramercury%2Fvideo&GK_PV5_PHOTON=0about:blank The fire at a Dapto substation which caused a thick plume of black smoke to rise over the southern Illawarra over the weekend is expected to continue to burn for days. The blaze started about … Continue reading Illawarra Substation Fire

Environmental Scientist Reconsiders Energy

15th May 2022 By Pamela Jones, Environmental Scientist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej0EE_SxSeQ Nuclear comes out ahead for Australian energy 5th June 2022 By Chris Smith, Tonight, Sky News Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fct1XunA4_Q Environmental scientist Dr Pamela Jones says nuclear should be a key part of Australian energy as “every measure that you look at, nuclear comes out ahead”. “It takes … Continue reading Environmental Scientist Reconsiders Energy

Gippsland Farmers Slam AusNet Proposal

Gippsland farmers slam AusNet proposal to link renewable energy to grid via overhead transmission lines 31st May, 2022 By Peter Somerville, ABC Rural Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-01/giffard-farmers-fight-ausnet-overhead-transmission-line-proposal/101115908? Farmers Mick Ryan, David Matthews and Helen Milne are oppose AusNet's proposed overhead electricity transmission line.(ABC Gippsland: Peter Somerville) Farmers have banded together to oppose a new 80-metre-high electricity transmission line … Continue reading Gippsland Farmers Slam AusNet Proposal

Former Lord Mayors Energy Deal

Former lord mayor Jim Soorley was previous consultant to windfarm company that later got $150 million Queensland government power deal 10th March, 2022 By Rory Callinan, ABC Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-11/qld-former-lord-mayor-jim-soorley-cs-energy-deal In recent months Mr Soorley has been at the centre of an integrity controversy involving the Queensland Labor Government.(ABC News: Daniel Smith) Former lobbyist Jim Soorley chaired … Continue reading Former Lord Mayors Energy Deal

Climate 200 Doctored Post

Climate 200 uses doctored post to attack Zed Seselja 3rd March, 2022 by Dan Jervis-Bardy, The Canberra Times Source; https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7640843/disgusting-tactics-climate-200-promotes-doctored-post-attacking-zed-seselja/  Liberal senator Zed Seselja, left, the doctored post and Climate 200 convenor Simon Holmes a Court. Pictures: Sitthixay Ditthavong, screenshot The Climate 200 fundraising vehicle used a doctored news headline in a social media attack … Continue reading Climate 200 Doctored Post

Underground Power

Regional communities fight for underground power 15th February, 2022 By Benjamin Preiss, Regional editor, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regional-communities-fight-for-underground-power-20220210-p59vec.html The company building a 190-kilometre renewable electricity transmission project in Victoria’s west will consider putting parts of it underground to avoid sections where overhead wires would most dominate the landscape. But regional communities in its path have … Continue reading Underground Power

More Talks On AusNet Vic Transmission Line

More talks on AusNet Victorian transmission energy project as petition hits 12,000 signatures 1st December, 2021 By Laura Mayers and Stephen Martin, ABC Ballarat Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-01/ausnet-attempt-to-assuage-concerns-victoria-transmission Landowners have come out in serious opposition to the Western Victoria Transmission Project(ABC Ballarat: Molly Finch) AusNet has begun another round of community consultation after releasing a confirmed planned … Continue reading More Talks On AusNet Vic Transmission Line

Outrage at AusNet $200,000 Offer

AusNet's offer of $200K for high voltage transmission lines sparks landholder outrage 10th November, 2021 By Laura Mayers and Nicole Chvastek, ABC Ballarat Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-10/ausnet-landowner-outrage-despite-200000-dollar-per-tower/100608244 The community is angry about plans to run high-voltage powerlines through Western Victoria.(Supplied: Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance) AusNet has released its compensation plan for landowners willing to give … Continue reading Outrage at AusNet $200,000 Offer