No answers yet for two-thirds of the economy not covered by latest energy plan

No answers yet for two-thirds of the economy not covered by latest energy plan

Updated October 18, 2017 19:43:50 Farmers, builders and the trucking industry might be forced to do extra work to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of the way the National Energy Guarantee is designed. Key points: To hit its Paris climate agreement targets, Australia has to reduce emissions by 26 per cent overall by 2030 The NEG requires the electricity sector to reduce their emissions by that much, but some say they could make bigger reductions They argue this leaves the farming, construction and trucking industries, who are less equipped to…

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Switch providers to save big on energy

Switch providers to save big on energy

AUSTRALIANS should overcome their misconceptions and switch energy providers to save as much as $1800 a year, one consumer finance expert says, as power price pressure shows no sign of letting up. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently declared there is unacceptable pressure on household budgets after residential prices increased by 63 per cent in the last decade, with some families forced to sacrifice food or medicine to keep their power on. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is battling the states over his planned National Energy Guarantee (NEG), but…

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Turnbull faces upward battle convincing states to support new energy plan

Turnbull faces upward battle convincing states to support new energy plan

Updated October 18, 2017 01:45:55 Video: This is how the Prime Minister is spruiking his new plan. (ABC News) Victoria, Queensland and South Australia look set to make the Prime Minister work hard if he wants them to support his new energy plan. At the heart of Malcolm Turnbull’s pitch is a prediction that by 2020 it could cut household power bills by $100 a year. But Victoria’s Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said when Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg spoke to his state counterparts last night he had no evidence…

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Qantas unveils its game changing Dreamliner

Qantas unveils its game changing Dreamliner

QANTAS has added a flashy new plane to its fleet which has better seats, bigger windows, cleaner air quality and ride dampening technology to minimise the effects of turbulence. The brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is also quieter, has special mood lighting within the cabin to assist with sleep, is more fuel efficient and generates fewer greenhouse emissions than other similar sized aircraft. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the new plane will leave passengers feeling more refreshed and with reduced jetlag after a 17-hour-long haul flight. media_cameraInside the cockpit…

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Wall St record highs, boosted by Apple and bank stocks

Wall St record highs, boosted by Apple and bank stocks

Updated October 17, 2017 07:39:24 Photo: Wall Street has been boosted by financials and technology stocks. (wallyg: www.flickr.com) Australian shares are headed for a sturdy open as Wall Street is on track to close at record highs. Market snapshot at 7:30am AEDT: ASX SPI 200 futures +0.2pc at 5,839, ASX 200 (Monday’s close) +0.6pc at 5,847 AUD: 78.50 US cents, 66.55 Euro cents, 58.23 British pence, 88.06 Japanese yen, $NZ1.09 US: Dow Jones +0.4pc at 22,957, S&P500 +0.2pc at 2,558, Nasdaq +0.3 pc at 6,624 Europe: FTSE -0.1pc at 7,527,…

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