While Western Australia and Queensland have experienced extraordinary financial windfalls from the mining industry, South Australia has languished despite its enormous untapped resource potential. But two major policy events this year are likely to set the State on a course of rapid expansion in the mining industry that will fundamentally change its fate for the century to come. The challenge for the State Government is to ensure the financial benefits are directed into capacity building projects that will breathe life and energy into Adelaide and the regions. Read more
Climate change is likely to be one of the greatest challenges facing the future of Australia, and the race is on to find solutions to avoid disaster and create a new industry of commercially viable green energy markets. Australia, while only containing 0.3% of the world’s population produces 1.5% of the world’s carbon emissions making it one of the highest carbon emitters per capita in the world. With an addiction to cheap energy produced mainly by high emitting coal power stations, we are in desperate need of a clean alternative.
Could the geothermal power generation industry be the panacea we are looking for? Read more