Monthly Archives: December 2017

Grassroots push for HELE technology

  Energy policy. It’s a tough topic to tackle if you’re pragmatic. In the below article from the Latrobe Valley Express, we see the grassroots Committee for Gippsland tackle the issue head on. Why is this such a tough topic? We all want to do right by the environment, but we also want to be… Continue Reading >

India Project Update & Appointment of New Company Secretary

Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ASX: ESI) (ECT or Company) is pleased to provide the following update on the status of the ‘Independent External Financial Review’ (the Review) into its proposed Coldry-Matmor plant in India with project partners NLC India Ltd and NMDC Ltd. Key points: Review sequence amended to bring forward recommended changes to the… Continue Reading >

Coking Coal price hits 7-month high

Coking coal, along with premium grade iron ore, are the two ingredients essential to blast furnace-based primary iron production. The higher the price of both, the better the business case for our Matmor technology. And notwithstanding a couple of storm-driven supply crunches appearing as price spikes in the chart below, coking coal is at a… Continue Reading >

Power price shock for NSW and Victoria

The above chart from an article in the Australian by Matt Chambers ($) says it all. The days of affordable electricity are quickly becoming a distant memory. Notably, Victoria’s comparative advantage – low-cost brown coal – saw prices below $40MWh during 2016 & 2017. That’s set to hit $80 by 2020 according to the Goldman Sachs… Continue Reading >

Terry McCrann points to AGL’s ‘war’ on Australians

Terry McCrann doesn’t pull punches or mince words. His article in today’s Herald Sun ($) is a ‘call to arms’ for consumers of electricity. He’s called AGL’s decision to close the Liddell black coal power station in 2022 a ‘two fingered salute’ to all Australians. What’s got Terry so riled? He puts it this way: The… Continue Reading >

Alinta Energy boss calls for bipartisan approach to energy policy

Yesterday’s article in the Sunday Herald Sun covered the call from Alinta Energy Chief Jeff Dimery for political bipartisanship on energy policy. The article highlights Dimery’s position on the current issue: “Ideologically the parties can’t agree but we need to find a middle ground … We don’t want to be investing in a 25-year project… Continue Reading >

Electricity affordability and reliability key election issue for SA

South Australia is heading to the polls in March. The top issues? According to a recent ‘Your Say’ survey of 3500 voters by the Sunday Mail, energy affordability and reliability is the key issue, followed by jobs and political leadership. The three top issues go hand in hand. South Australia has amongst the highest electricity price… Continue Reading >

NMDC Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Hyderabad, India: ECT India Chairman and Managing Director, Ashley Moore attended the ‘Inaugural Function of the Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrations’ hosted by NMDC today. The invitation-only event, which celebrates NMDC’s 60th year, was held at the Shilpakala Vedika Convention Centre and included high-level Indian government representatives. NMDC is the largest iron ore miner in India and the 8th… Continue Reading >

Low emissions technology powers a cleaner coal future

A hat tip today to a shareholder (Fred C) for flagging the below article, both for its relevant content and the novel yet entirely coincidental name of the publication. ESI Africa is a power industry journal. We haven’t opened a new office. The article itself is written by World Coal Association (WCA) Chief Executive Benjamin… Continue Reading >