Chinese investors appear increasingly bullish about opportunities in Western Australia’s energy sector, following revelations a division of China’s biggest offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC, was a significant influence in one of the state’s biggest battery storage trials.
Having invested million of dollars over many years in an uncertain regulatory environment, Western Australian private power station developers are now facing further delays due to proposed changes to the electricity market.
Older Western Australians enjoy better health than their counterparts in the rest of the country and have some of the highest income and wealth in the nation, but the gap between rich and poor WA residents who are elderly is of considerable concern, according to a new report.
They don’t exist to make money, but Western Australia’s largest not-for-profit businesses, including HBF, RAC and St John of God Health Care, have all recorded increased revenue, according to BNiQ research.
SPECIAL REPORT: The financial pressures facing many Western Australian businesses are being compounded by significant levels of worker stress, sick leave and absenteeism, a local consultancy has found.
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has seized on findings in the recently released International Energy Agency’s world energy outlook that natural gas consumption will increase by almost 50 per cent by 2040.
Figures released today show Western Australia’s share of national health and medical research grants has not grown, despite the hopes of leading researchers that an industry-led reform would put the state back on a path to funding in line with WA’s share of the national population.
A Perth technology company seeking to disrupt the mining and energy industries has highlighted how rapid changes in the clean energy sector will also disrupt its own plans to scale up its hydrogen and graphite production.
The resource sector’s safety record has been brought into doubt after a contractor was crushed while working at a liquefied natural gas plant and hospitalised, but the incident was not recorded as a lost-time injury.
Engineer, entrepreneur and restaurateur Michael O’Hanlon has declared he will run for the position of Perth lord mayor at the October election, based on an ambitious three-point economic plan for the city.
Synergy chairman Lyndon Rowe has mapped out a detailed agenda for energy market reform, saying there would be catastrophic consequences if the government did not tackle market players with vested interests.