Are Drilling Bans Leading Australia Into An Energy Crisis?

Are Drilling Bans Leading Australia Into An Energy Crisis?

"We'll get reliable, affordable and clean power and ensure more of the State's power is sourced, generated and controlled here in South Australia", said Premier Weatherill.

In addition to helping in storing renewable energy, the battery is expected to increase competition in the local energy market.

The answer is pretty much unknown at this point, but since 2008 South Australian household electricity bills have risen about 60 per cent.

"As the Victorian Labor Government is allowing the Hazelwood [brown-coal] power station to close down, creating a very big reduction in the state's electricity generating capacity, it is preventing the development of the gas resources within the state which, of course, are needed to provide an alternative source of power", Turnbull said.

Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox said the policies would help the state meet its "urgent" challenge on energy security.

"Government and industry recognize the need to work for secure and competitive energy markets that bring forward gas supplies and help to lower emissions", Turnbull said in a statement. The Australian Energy Market Operator will be given a power to direct the market.

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BHP Billiton was not able to respond to The Monitor's request for comment on the new plan before our print deadline.

It will spend $500 million for the project and a new gas-fired power plant.

Carnegie is one of a number of companies interested in South Australia's plan to add energy storage.

"We haven't developed an import export capability".

The Greens have welcomed state government's proposal to build Australia's largest battery storage of wind and sun energy, but feel gas will lock in higher prices and risks creating a state-owned "white elephant".

On his way to the meeting, Turnbull said the producers could lose their "social licence" to operate if the country's domestic gas needs were not met.

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Further detail on South Australia's Energy Plan can be viewed here.

"The current National Electricity Market is in trouble, particularly in SA, but it is not clear that state emergency powers are the answer".

Australia has declared an energy emergency as it finds itself confronting the astonishing paradox of fast becoming the world's number one exporter of LNG while a gas starvation on its own shores threatens imminent blackouts that could cripple industry. The $20 million investment will come on top of a separate $5 million solicitation for a 20 MW energy storage system issued last month.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill outlining the new energy supply strategy on Tuesday.

Other large-scale projects under consideration in South Australia include solar thermal, biomass, hydrogen energy and pumped hydro.

The Andrews Government is also urging the Federal Government to kick in a few bob; well, more than a few.

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Gas suppliers across the east of Australia have agreed to make more gas available to Australians "as soon as possible", after crisis talks with the prime minister in Canberra.

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