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Latest news: Gas

Report reveals need to plug big holes in Australian water laws

A new expert report released today by Lock the Gate Alliance exposes how big gas projects are exploiting failings in federal laws designed to protect one of Australia's most precious resources - water.

ACT energy policy denies consumers choice

On 8 December, the ACT became the first Australian jurisdiction to ban gas connections to new housing developments.

No new gas connections in the ACT from next week

New gas network connections will be prohibited in ACT residential, commercial, and community facility zones from Friday 8 December.

ACT politicians to vote on ending fossil fuel gas connections

A bill to be voted on in the Legislative Assembly today could end new fossil fuel gas network connections in the ACT.

AGL has ‘time tunnel’ to Australia’s energy transition

The energy transformation is playing out on a small island in South Australia's industrial heartland, where one of the biggest emitters is shaping the future.

ACT Government to ban new gas connections this year

The ACT Government seeks the public’s views on when new fossil fuel gas network connections should be prevented, and any exemptions.

ACTCOSS calls for just and inclusive transition from gas

ACTCOSS released its plan for A Just and Inclusive Gas Transition in the ACT - and equity is front and centre,

Energy cap takes sting out of price hikes

Wholesale electricity costs are forecast to jump by less than half of earlier dire predictions after the federal government stepped in to cool the market. Updated Treasury forecasts have prices in Queensland coming...

Threat of energy price cap already working

The threat of big stick intervention in the energy market has been enough to drive down power prices by as much as 50 per cent, even before the government's price caps come into force.

Six-point energy plan to tackle bill shock

Calls are growing for federal and state governments to cap surging electricity and gas prices to protect Australians from further bill shock.

Russia scraps Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline reopening

Russia has scrapped a deadline to resume flows via a major gas supply route to Germany, deepening Europe's difficulties in securing winter fuel, after saying it had found faults in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline during maintenance.

Russian gas halt tightens screws on Europe

Russia has halted gas supplies via Europe's key supply route, intensifying an economic battle between Moscow and Brussels and raising the prospects of recession and energy rationing in some of the region's richest countries.

ACT reveals pathway to electrification

In 2045, Canberra will be almost entirely powered by renewable electricity, and gas will be obsolete – and households should start planning.

ACT households unsatisfied with gas and energy services

ACT households are increasingly unsatisfied with the value of money for gas and electricity services, and ACTCOSS says more must be done.

Frack off: Greens see red over Beetaloo gas project

A Labor/Greens Senate committee has determined the Auditor-General and DISER should investigate the $50 million Beetaloo drilling program.

Make the switch website helping Canberra to zero emissions

The Conservation Council ACT Region has unveiled a new online tool to help Canberrans calculate the costs of switching from gas to renewable electricity.