Topic archives: energy prices

So that’s where all your energy money has been going!

February 9, 2018 8

AGL told the ASX yesterday that its profit had nearly doubled to $622 million from $325 million a year earlier.

Crikey Worm: government set to announce new energy plan

October 16, 2017 4

Good morning, early birds. The government will finally -- finally -- reveal its energy plan this week as a report from the ACCC reveals the true cause of energy bill price increases, and the US demands a "please explain" from Australia after last week's defence contractor hack. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

September 8, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Both sides of the debate steel themselves after the High Court rules that the marriage equality postal survey can go ahead, and the to and fro over energy continues. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

The profits ‘earned’ by Australia’s gas industry will make you wince

January 11, 2017 11

Business journalist Michael West and analyst Bruce Robertson expose the profound failure of government energy regulation and demonstrate how our loss, as consumers, matches the gains of the power companies.

Was ‘Mediscare’ truly a beat-up?

Was ‘Mediscare’ truly a beat-up?

July 18, 2016 6

On the price of gas Chief Executive Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Cheryl Cartwright writes: Re. “The gas cartel price-gouging us into ‘energy poverty’” (yesterday). International gas prices and the international market is far more complex than suggested in this article. There are price pressures in Australia mainly because a substantial amount of the gas that […]

The gas cartel price-gouging us into ‘energy poverty’

The gas cartel price-gouging us into ‘energy poverty’

July 15, 2016 11

We are being skewered; every consumer and every business which uses gas is being gouged. IEEFA.org analyst Bruce Robertson and business journalist Michael West report.

The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

August 28, 2014 5

Reneging on the RET wouldn't just cost jobs, it would actually increase electricity prices as well, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

The fuzzy forecasts blurring NSW’s gas crunch

The fuzzy forecasts blurring NSW’s gas crunch

October 8, 2013 5

If NSW falls short of gas then the blame would seem to lie with more than just NSW environmental regulators. Demand for gas might actually go down rather than up.

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Michael Fraser at #3

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Michael Fraser at #3

March 19, 2013 3

Michael Fraser has a dual personality: he heads up a company with a massive carbon footprint that is also heavily involved in renewable energy. So why is he walking both sides of the line -- and how did this quiet company man rise to the top? Climate Spectator and Crikey investigate.

The burning issue of energy prices

February 21, 2013

Crikey readers vent their spleens on the issues of the day.

Why it’s time to radically reform our energy system

Why it’s time to radically reform our energy system

June 13, 2012 2

The International Energy Agency has made a dramatic call for governments to end their policy inertia and push towards a radical transformation of the global energy network. Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy reports.

Kohler: we need to talk about energy, not rates

Kohler: we need to talk about energy, not rates

May 2, 2012 11

Forget interest rates, what we should be talking about is energy policy. There is an actual crisis up ahead caused by politics, which must be resolved by politics.

Game on: energy regulators take on electricity networks

Game on: energy regulators take on electricity networks

June 22, 2011 3

The Australian Energy Regulator has publicly conceded what has been known by many but rarely admitted -- that Australian consumers are paying way more than they need to for their network and electricity distribution costs, writes Giles Parkinson.

Energy price increases: hiding behind treasury’s Pollyanna forecasts

March 17, 2011 5

What are the facts on energy price increases and what has caused the increases to date? Alan Moran, director, deregulation, at the Institute of Public Affairs, offers some answers.