Australia battles 50 fires in heat wave, sparking warning, blackout fears - AsiaOne

SYDNEY- Australian emergency services were bracing against "potentially catastrophic" fire conditions on Saturday, as firefighters battled nearly 50 blazes in the state of New South Wales, sweltering in a heat wave sweeping the country's east coast ...

Australia heat wave causes firms to power down but blackouts avoided - Channel NewsAsia

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE: Major energy users in Australia shut down on Friday, and the public were asked not to go home and cook or watch television, averting big blackouts amid strained supplies as an extreme heat wave moved from the desert interior to the ...

Sydney braces for blackouts as Australian heatwave keeps ice cream sellers indoors - South China Morning Post

Australians in Sydney face power outages on Friday as an extreme heatwave moves from the desert interior to the country's most populated city, with demand straining power supplies. The anticipated outages, as authorities temporarily suspend power to ...

Friday's heatwave could bring power cuts - Bega District News

Bega Valley residents could find themselves without power on Friday afternoon as a result of the predicted heatwave. That morning the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) forecast tight electricity supply conditions for the state following ...

Turnbull, agencies at odds over renewables - NEWS.com.au

Malcolm Turnbull says ending a "mindless" approach to renewable energy and investing in new clean-coal power stations would go a long way towards providing more reliable and cheaper electricity. But Australia's energy industry regulators and other ...

Heat causes power crisis and fire fears - The Mercury

Parts of Australia are facing "catastrophic" fire conditions over the weekend as a heatwave sweeps across the country and threatens power outages in NSW and South Australia. NSW, Queensland and Victoria expect extremely hot conditions on Saturday and ...

AEMO defends move to order load shedding in SA - ABC Online

The Australian Energy Market Operator has defended its move to cut electricity to thousands of customers in South Australia last night. 90,000 homes and businesses lost power because of insufficient generation due to the hot weather. New South Wales ...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attacks Australian Labor Party over South Australia electricity crisis - The Advertiser

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has lashed Labor and the South Australian Government as harshly as storms have lashed the state this summer. At the beginning of Question Time, Mr Turnbull took no time to raise yesterday's blackout, saying “every single ...

Australian PM slams state for massive power outages - The Indian Express

The Energy Minister said the state government should look to re-open a coal-fired power plant which was closed in May, 2016 - just before blackouts started becoming an issue in the state. AddThis Sharing ...

SA, NSW face power shortages as temps soar - SBS

The energy market operator warns NSW and South Australia could face power shortages as temperatures soar in coming days. Source: AAP. 9 Feb 2017 - 5:12 PM UPDATED 9 Feb 2017 - 5:12 PM ...

South Australia suffers another weather-induced blackout - Malay Mail Online

Load-shedding, which began yesterday evening, lasted for about half an hour and affected around 40,000 people, Australia's electricity market operator said. — Reuters file picMELBOURNE, Feb 9 — South Australia was hit by a short power outage late ...

Blame game begins as South Australia faces further power cuts - The New Daily

As South Australians prepare for possible power cuts this afternoon, a blame game has erupted between the federal and South Australian governments over power generation. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill promised to “intervene dramatically in the ...

SA premier conducts live Facebook session - NEWS.com.au

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has conducted a live question-and-answer session on Facebook in what he's described as an "experiment in democracy". The premier took questions for more than half an hour on Wednesday evening with SA's recent ...

Lainie Anderson: Enough of the hot air and wind - SA's power problems need a solution. Now! - The Advertiser

If South Australia's power network ran on political hot air, we'd never have another blackout. Seriously, the amount of finger-pointing and chest-thumping that goes on every time the lights go out is pathetic. And they're going out with frightening ...

Australia battles 50 fires in heat wave, sparking warning, blackout fears - Yahoo News

A surf lifesaver uses binoculars to scan the waters off Sydney's Elouera Beach alongside power infrastructure (background) during a heatwave along Australia's east coast, February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed. More. By Harry Pearl. SYDNEY (Reuters) ...

All power to renewable energy - Townsville Bulletin

On my first visit to North Queensland as the Minister for Energy in the Palaszczuk Government, one of the first questions I was asked by media was “when will North Queensland get its own power station?” Only two years later, under our Labor Government, ...

Our say | Cool heads are needed in a warming world - Western Advocate

FEDERAL parliament is often a strange spectacle to witness and that was certainly the case this week. While Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's blistering – and wide-ranging – attacks on anything that moved on the other side of the chamber caught the ...

Australian weather: extreme heat sends bushfires raging across south-east – live - The Guardian

Mercury to surge past 40C across parts of NSW as emergency services battle 49 blazes and warn Sunday's conditions will be 'as bad as it gets'. Follow all the developments as they happen. Updated 10 Feb 2017. Children enjoy the Austinmere ocean baths ...

Operator finds "on" switch for S.A. gas plant, crosses fingers for NSW ... - RenewEconomy

South Australia gas plant finally switched on as NSW faces major threat of outages in heatwave, with Tomago smelter facing forced outage.

Queensland's electricity price spikes far worse than South Australia during 'crisis' - The Guardian

Electricity price spikes in Queensland cost wholesale purchasers, such as retailers and some large businesses, $1bn. Photograph: Joe Castro/AAP. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn ...