Rising Power Prices – What’s the Story?
27 Jul 2017
The simple fact is, Australia’s electricity prices have risen because the price of power we buy on our customers’ behalf has increased substantially.
4 January 2016
World leaders made a historic agreement at the 2015 Conference of the Parties, in Paris, when they committed to a stronger focus to limit global warming.
World leaders made history at the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris on 12 December 2015 when they agreed to try and limit global warming to well below 2°C on pre-industrial levels. Now the real work starts in each country on the policies and changes to bring the commitments to life.
"By 2020, $100 billion per year in funding will be provided to developing nations to help them reduce emissions. This figure will be increased from 2025."
Australia has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent reduction by 2030, based on 2005 levels. This is a strong target that will require a significant transformation of the energy sector between now and 2030.
Electricity is the largest source of emissions in Australia, comprising about one-third of total emissions. Assuming the electricity sector will be responsible for one-third of the total reduction required to meet the target, this will be equivalent to replacing two of the most emissions intensive brown coal-fired power stations with renewable energy.
Origin supports Australia’s 2030 target as a minimum goal and we believe even greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are possible. Origin has been preparing for a carbon constrained world for several years, developing Australia’s largest gas-fired generation portfolio – which is lower emissions and a natural complement to renewable energy.
Origin is working with government, industry and the broader community on the right policies to achieve or better Australia’s 2030 target.