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Political controversies kill many viable projects before taking off: Gunns pulp mill is the third attempt by the Tasmanian community to build a pulp mill, the others shelved due to one controversy or the other, says Lib Senator Guy Barnett

Posted by gasweek on 3 October, 2007

Guy Barnett, Liberal party Senator for Tasmania, pledged his strong support for the pulp mill project in northern Tasmania, subject to strict environmental conditions, in the Commonwealth Senate on 18 September 2007.

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Ethanol-blended petrol on sale in Tas for first time: LRP to be phased-out

Posted by gasweek on 3 October, 2007

Ethanol-blended petrol went on sale in Tasmanian service stations for the first time in late July, reported The Mercury (28/7/2007, p.5).

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Posted in Australia, Ethanol, Petrol, Tasmania, Volume 2602 | Leave a Comment »

Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews’ defiance in face of Federal Court’s decision an example of unfortunate attitude many Australian politicians have subscribed to over past decade

Posted by gasweek on 2 October, 2007

According to Greg Barns, a member of the Tasmanian Independent Bar, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews just doesn’t get it, reported The Australian (24/8/07, p. 37).

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Posted in Defense, Security, Tasmania, Volume 2602 | Leave a Comment »

Tas’s Kingborough Council inaugural energy challenge fails to produce real drop in energy consumption; but a useful exercise anyway, says Mayor

Posted by gasweek on 2 October, 2007

A cold and damp weekend stopped Kingborough Council’s inaugural energy challenge achieving its objective, reported The Mercury (14/8/2007, p.7).

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Greens leader wants plebiscites to allow local input on all major infrastructure decisions: pulp mills, desal, nuclear power plants and Queensland council mergers

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

Amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 deserved support, said Greens leader Senator Bob Brown in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Tasmania, Volume 2601 | Leave a Comment »

Hydro Tasmania: 1205GWh of inputs at an average price of $26 over the period since last April, and 422 GWh at an average price of $102/MW on export

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

Dr David Crean, Chair, Hydro Tasmania, and Vince Hawkesworth chief executive officer, Hydro Tasmania explained in March “we did 205 gigawatt hours of inputs at an average price of $26 over the period since last April, and 422 gigawatt hours at an average price of $102 per megawatt on export. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Price, Tasmania, Volume 2601 | Leave a Comment »

Bell Bay power station in Tas: delivered gas costs estimated at $4.30/GJ; transmission at $1.12/GJ

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

The Bell Bay power station on Tasmania’s north coast commenced operations in 1971 with a 120MW unit and a further 120MW unit was added in 1974, noted ‘Fuel resource, new entry and generation costs in the NEM’, a report by ACIL Tasman for NEMMCO (27/3/2007).

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Posted in NEMMCO, Tasmania, Volume 2520 | Leave a Comment »

Gunns plans to convert Tasmania natural gas to LNG, and LPG

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Jim Wilkinson, Member for Nelson, Independent, Legislative Council, Parliament of Tasmania, said Gunns was investigating the possibility of converting natural gas to LNG fuel.

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Posted in LNG, LPG, Tasmania, Volume 2520 | Leave a Comment »