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Energy Deal Welcomes Alinta Energy

POSTED April 15, 2013

"Energy Deal is excited to announce that Alinta Energy has joined our panel of retailers - offering Energy Deal customers even greater choice".

Alinta Energy supplies natural gas and electricity to 700,000 homes and businesses throughout Australia. Alinta Energy employs 780 people in 14 locations across Australia and New Zealand.
Alinta Energy began retai [..]

Tags: Energy comparison

Australia's Call for Electricity Market Reform

POSTED September 19, 2012

The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA) has welcomed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA paper (CCI) on the future of the State’s electricity sector which urges the WA government to speed up energy market reform to allow market competition and consumer choice.

SEA agrees with CCI that an open,&nbs [..]

Tags: electricity bills

Australia scraps planned payouts to coal generators

POSTED September 5, 2012

(Reuters) - Australia scrapped plans to pay big polluting coal fired power stations to shut down some power generation, after the government and power companies could not agree on a price for the closures.

"The contract for closure negotiations have taken place constructively and in good faith, but there remains a material gap between the level of compensation ge [..]

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PM's concession on carbon

POSTED August 30, 2012

THE Gillard government has made a concession to big business and tweaked its carbon price, potentially creating a budget black hole and endangering incentives for the switch to cleaner energy.

After months of backroom talks with the Greens, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet announced yesterday he was scrapping the $15 per tonne minimum ''floor price [..]

Tags: carbon tax

30 simple ways to beat the carbon tax

POSTED June 26, 2012

The price on carbon begins on Sunday. While only the top carbon-emitting companies and organisations are affected by the $23 price tag on each tonne of carbon emitted, the cost will filter down to all of us through our electricity bills. At the same time electricity prices are set to increase due

to increased infrastructure costs. Householders around Australia a [..]

Libs target Labor seats in carbon campaign

POSTED June 26, 2012

The federal opposition has sent small businesses in Labor-held marginal seats posters apologising to customers for the rise in costs under the carbon tax.

THE posters have been sent to 7000 bakers, bottleshops, butchers, dry cleaners and fruit shops as the coalition ramps up its anti-carbon tax campaign ahead of its start on July 1.

One of the posters r [..]

Tags: carbon tax

Solar boosts continue for north west Victoria

POSTED March 26, 2012

Work is starting on technology aimed at improving the efficiency and costing of a planned solar power station near Mildura, while funding has been secured for another solar power project further south near Kerang.

Silex Systems' $400 million power station is based on photo-voltaics, but the company is concerned about the cost of the optimum solar cells it wants t [..]

Tags: Solar