Australia wants to be “energy superpower”

Australia wants to overhaul its energy sector and even become an “energy superpower”, its Industry Minister said yesterday. A month into office, the country’s new government has brought out plans for an Energy White Paper laying out “economy-wide reforms” of Australia’s energy sector. Easing energy costs for householders and helping businesses be internationally competitive are […]

Aussie minister pledges to cut "red tape" on energy projects

The Australian Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has pledged to cut environmental regulation, slashing both “red and green tape”. Speaking at a national conference of the Energy Users Association of Australia this week, Mr Macfarlane said: “Australia’s energy security is being compromised through slow approval processes and excessive green tape.” He said the Government would work […]