Inflated gas prices will keep driving up electricity bills, especially on east coast, McKell Institute says In 2017 households were paying $175 a year more on power than if gas prices were at levels the ACCC said were reasonable. Photograph: Carolyn Hebbard/Getty ImagesHouseholds on the east coast
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‘Virtual’ power plant will cut bills, premier says, as Turnbull attacks renewable policy at Liberal campaign launch Jay Weatherill and Tanya Plibersek. Photograph: David Mariuz/AAPA network of at least 50,000 home solar systems backed up by battery storage will create the world’s largest “virtual” power plant to
Up to 87% of undamaged, edible tomatoes harvested from a commercial Queensland farm were rejected and wasted based on appearance, a study has found, highlighting the problem of food wastage. Tara McKenzie, an environmental scientist at the University of the Sunshine Coast, said that at every point
Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must “urgently” diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that the “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”. The move has been received as a significant sign of the transition away from fossil fuels.
National Australia Bank says it will halt all lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out support of thermal coal mining. While the bank will continue providing finance for coal projects already on its books, NAB said an orderly