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Mining and refining interests against Aussie renewables

posted Mar 30, 2012, 6:26 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond seized on a report this week from the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA), whose members include BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and BlueScope Steel, that says SA power is the third most expensive in the world after Denmark and Germany"

"But the Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA), whose members include CitiPower, Energex, InterGen, Origin and TRU energy, says the EUAA report she was citing is "sensationalist". ESAA chief Matthew Warren said it was designed for "shock and awe" value rather than to help find solutions to rising energy prices"

"He says structural changes across the energy sector are driving up prices. That's the upgrading of ageing networks and infrastructure, continued increases in peak demand, a shift to lower emissions energy technologies and increases in the cost of fuels"

Full story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10794118
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