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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Energy

Exxon pays no tax, record dividends, as gas prices soar

Oil and gas leviathan Exxon Mobil has managed to pay zero tax in Australia for two years, despite making $18 billion in sales. Exxon is...

Gas crisis: a crisis of guile and greed

It is bizarre that gas customers in Japan buy Australian gas more cheaply than Australians. Some of this gas is drilled in the Bass...

Talking power prices with Wendy Harmer ABC 702

Both sides of politics are once again engulfed in a fervent energy blame-fest, an ideological battle of coal versus renewables. Regulation has failed in electricity...

AEMO sails under radar amid renewable energy blamefest

Somebody put it nicely on Twitter the other day. When the world moved to cars from the good old horse-and-buggy, there were teething problems....

Gas pipelines: “flea-bitten nothing” or monopoly?

APA Group isn't Google, it's not Facebook, Amazon or Microsoft either. It hasn't invented an industry-changing, revolutionary new technology. It runs boring old gas...

Bewitched by clean-coal fairies, Canberra hints at more fossil fuel hand-outs

It was a timely reminder of the foolishness of flinging $1 billion in taxpayers' money at Indian coal magnate, Gautam Adani, and a project...

As power bills swell, so do the fortunes of power companies and billionaires

Spiralling power bills have made energy poverty a grave issue in Australia. Indeed the entire economy is hostage to rising energy costs. Yet there...

The Charge of the Lignite Brigade

The latest brainwave from the Federal government is to lavish a $1 billion taxpayer subsidy on a foreign billionaire to build the world's biggest...

Too slick: oil major BP misleads parliament

When executives from BP Australia fronted the inquiry into corporate tax avoidance last year, they omitted to inform the senators presiding that their parent...

Visit Australia, home of the world’s nuclear waste dump!

"Come visit Australia, home of the world's nuclear waste dump!" It's got a ring about it, no doubt about that. Imagine the tourism potential, imagine...

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