Some areas in New South Wales state have received a month's rain in the past two days, swelling rivers and forcing Sydney's main dam, the Warragamba Dam, to spill over the weekend.
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Most Australian projects have not yet reached the stage of locking in re-gasification infrastructure and are getting pipped by European users.
The election represents a remarkable change for Australia, one of the biggest per capita carbon emitters and exporters of coal and gas.
The caution on its growth projects came despite present demand for oil and gas in a year when energy security issues came into the spotlight.
New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific's first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead. The 3,000-member Ngaati Kea Ngaati ...
Norway and Australia race each other to show they can supply Japan with hydrogen, which has ambitions of becoming the first nation to be significantly fueled by the superclean energy source.