Discussion paper proposes national energy guarantee ‘flexibility’ by deferring proportion of obligations The Australian government’s new emissions reduction target proposed for the electricity sector is 26% on 2005 levels by 2030. Photograph: Brendan Esposito/AAPElectricity retailers could be allowed to defer a proportion of their emissions reductions obligations
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South Australian politics Labor’s energy spend may be the most popular thing an unpopular government has done Premier Jay Weatherill, centre, poses for a photograph with construction staff at the launch of the grid-scale Tesla battery north of Adelaide. Photograph: David Mariuz/AAPDuring last week’s campaigning for the
‘Virtual’ power plant will cut bills, premier says, as Turnbull attacks renewable policy at Liberal campaign launch Jay Weatherill and Tanya Plibersek. Photograph: David Mariuz/AAPA network of at least 50,000 home solar systems backed up by battery storage will create the world’s largest “virtual” power plant to
What if the Franklin river hadn’t been saved? Stopping the Gordon-below-Franklin dam was one of the Australian environment movement’s great victories: in the late 1970s, the state-owned Hydro-Electric Commission wanted to flood one of three last temperate rainforests in the southern hemisphere to create a power station.
The Australian Industry Group has warned that Tony Abbott’s call to rule out the use of international carbon credits will push up the cost of meeting emissions targets. The Turnbull government’s review of its climate policies, released before Christmas, flagged the Coalition’s intention to allow use of
Barnaby Joyce has declined to say whether Australia should remain within the Paris climate accord if the United States pulls out, in a departure from the official government line that Australia will stay the course. While Australia’s energy and employment ministers have said this week Australia will