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Various states and territories have introduced border restrictions in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 from infection epicentres. read more »
Power giant AGL Energy says the energy price crash will not dampen its appetite for developing Australia’s first gas import plant, with market volatility likely to eventually subside, leaving a looming supply shortfall forecast for the nation’s east coast. read more »
The global Covid-19 pandemic is expected to hit planned wind and solar projects in Australia and other countries particularly hard, and wipe out any anticipated growth in renewables deployment in 2020, according to a new study. read more »
Spanish renewable energy giant Acciona is to build a 1GW wind farm in Queensland – the largest in Australia – after signing a deal with the state government’s newly created state-owned clean energy generation company Cleanco. read more »
The knock-on effect of the Coronavirus on Australia’s renewable energy industry is starting to reveal itself, with the likely approval of a 200MW solar farm proposed for north-western Victoria delayed by at least one month after the postponement of a council meeting. read more »
The national cabinet will consider measures to ensure Australia’s mining and gas industries can continue operating through the COVID-19 crisis with state and territory travel bans impacting flights and non-essential staff. read more »
Big miners are confident their reliance on fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces is sustainable amid tougher domestic travel restrictions, as the mayors of mining towns say they would embrace any shift back to residential workforces. read more »
The federal government has announced a new $66 billion stimulus package, increasing the “safety net” for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. read more »
Mining giant BHP plans to hire 1500 workers across its iron ore, coal and copper operations to help ease significant job losses expected from the coronavirus pandemic. read more »
Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are forecast to hit a record of $299 billion in 2019–2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. read more »
PwC has released a report looking at the impact COVID-19 is having on Australia’s renewables and solar sector, which found that the virus outbreak will impact manufacturing and the supply of key equipment and materials used in the construction of solar energy facilities in Australia. read more »
Santos is reviewing all its capital spending plans in light of the collapse in oil prices and will stop all new hiring. read more »
The Victorian government has unleashed a storm of controversy over gas as a fuel source as it advised it would scrap its moratorium on onshore conventional gas from mid-2021, opening up the possibility for new supplies that could offset declines from the Bass Strait. read more »
Oil and gas stocks are taking a pummelling as investors brace for a wave of capex cuts amid warnings that crude oil prices could sink below $US10 a barrel for the first time in over 20 years. read more »
The scars from the last downturn have left the resources sector relatively well-positioned to survive the coronavirus crisis, with balance sheets across the industry in a far stronger state than in other major downturns. read more »
Australia’s mining sector is scrambling to deal with possible exposure to the coronavirus after a delegate to the world’s biggest mining conference in Canada was diagnosed with COVID-19. read more »
Plans to build a massive 720MW solar farm with up to 400MWh of battery storage in New South Wales’ New England region have received the final green light from the state’s Independent Planning Commission. read more »
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes said growing financial turbulence triggered by coronavirus will not derail the ambitious multibillion-dollar project to build a huge solar farm in Australia to supply electricity to Singapore. read more »
A 290MW solar farm planned for construction in New South Wales coal country in the greater Hunter region has won the final green light from the state government’s department of planning. read more »
There is no immediate threat to billions of dollars of investment in new mines and jobs despite Australia's iron ore giants copping a brutal share price hammering. read more »
 
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