Future Direction in Energy Technologies


At the Committee for Economic Development in Australia (CEDA) 'Future Direction in Energy Technologies' event, the Honourable Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, made a keynote address laying out key elements of the Australian Government’s long-term strategy for emissions reduction. The Minister discussed the role of the Technology Investment Roadmap in guiding the public and the private sector on what future energy and emissions-reduction technologies the government will prioritise.

New rules will protect consumers from large energy bill penalties


Energy retailers will have to scale back the large financial penalties they currently charge consumers who pay late bills under new rules announced today by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

The rules, which regulate the practice of ‘conditional discounting’, are designed to protect consumers with pay-on-time’ conditions in their energy contracts. This has been a common feature of energy market offers available to customers.

Currently, these conditions can lead to excessive charges and financial hardship for those who can least afford to pay.

Australian Hydrogen Centre opens in Adelaide


The Honourable Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, has opened the Australian Hydrogen Centre at in Adelaide.

Led by Australian Gas Network (AGN) in collaboration with founding members Neoen, AusNet Services and ENGIE, the Innovative Centre will have more than $4 million in government funding, industry cash and in-kind contributions, including $1.28 million from ARENA, $120,000 from the South Australian Government and $500,000 from the Victorian Government.

[Source: Australian Manufacturing]