Coal Seam Gas under pressure

By Paddy Manning* Coal Seam Gas was once hailed as a clean and green form of energy. But there are now very serious economic and environmental questions for both communities and governments hanging over the abundant natural resource. It’s called the energy ‘trilemma’ and governments around the world are grappling with it: how to maximise […]

Victorian councils demand CSG probe into ‘fraccing’

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Victorian local governments have warned that new bans on the controversial practice of coal seam gas (CSG) extraction through hydraulic fracturing (fraccing) in the state still don’t go far enough. The peak body for councils in the state has vowed it will continue to push for a parliamentary probe […]


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