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East Coast Gas Market Reform Package

COAG Energy Council's Gas Market Reform Package adopts many of the recommendations for east coast gas market reform made by the AEMC and the ACCC earlier this year.

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East coast Australian gas market reviews

Are east coast gas markets fit for purpose? Are they competitive? A closer look at the case for change.

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Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub

The new gas trading exchange developed by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is scheduled to go live on 20 March 2014. The gas trading exchange is the first stage in the development of a...

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Carbon markets update July 2013

The carbon pricing mechanism put in place under the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) moved into its second year on 1 July 2013. It is uncertain whether the mechanism will reach its third year or what...

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Gas and power markets: SCER reforms

The Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) continues to develop a suite of reforms to wholesale gas and power markets in the Eastern states. Its broad themes are market integration and

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Change to the carbon pricing mechanism

On 19 September 2012 the Government introduced the Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 into...

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CAMAC reports on the derivatives definition

In January, the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) published its report on the definition of derivatives under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The report was prepared at the...

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Carbon markets update March 2012

The Clean Energy Futures package announced in 2011 includes the carbon pricing mechanism, the new $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the $1.2 billion Clean Technology Program and the...

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Joint Ventures under the Clean Energy Package

The package of legislation to implement the carbon pricing mechanism (also called the carbon tax) was introduced into the Federal Parliament on 13 September 2011. The Clean Energy Bill 2011 (Cth...

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The Stanwell Decision

The Federal Court recently released its decision in respect of the AER's action against Stanwell Corporation for breach of the rebidding provisions of the National Electricity...

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Australia's carbon pricing mechanism

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Carbon markets update May 2011

This update gives an overview of two major developments in Australian carbon markets. The Carbon Price Mechanism, or carbon tax, is expected to be the foundation for emissions trading in three to...

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