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Category: ACT Government

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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”

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How the 2016 bleaching altered shape of Great Barrier Reef

How the 2016 bleaching altered shape of Great Barrier Reef

New research now reveals the damage that these coral losses caused to the wider ecosystem functioning of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

The NEG seeks to obscure the most valuable information obtained from a market – the price of emissions. Needless complexity and cost arises.

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Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull's climate policy is still a sham

Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham

Alan Jones says Craig Kelly should be energy minister. In effect, he already is, because the Coalition’s woeful policy is a craven attempt to pacify the right wing. Despite the NEG, or maybe because of it, a bipartisan approach to energy and climate is as elusive as ever.

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ACT takes lead on EVs, all new government cars to be zero emissions

ACT takes lead on EVs, all new government cars to be zero emissions

ACT unveils major push into electric vehicles, including zero emission mandate for government fleets, charging infrastructure, use of transit lanes, salary sacrifice for electric bikes, and studies on using EVs and their batteries to help manage the grid.

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Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

ESB makes major concessions, dropping push for physical contracts on emissions, and a “light touch” reliability obligation. However, major policy issues are addressed in separate government document that even the ESB had not seen.

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ACT says won’t be bullied into accepting “any old” NEG

ACT says won’t be bullied into accepting “any old” NEG

ACT says it won’t be bullied on the NEG by Coalition. “We need to get a good outcome, not just any old outcome,” it says – just as the Coalition’s hard right warns against any slippage in the NEG’s proposed stifling of renewables.

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Climate science deniers and conservative media have a new hero

Climate science deniers and conservative media have a new hero

Climate science deniers and conservative media have found a new “free speech” hero — an academic who is suing his own university and thinks the multiple human threats to the Great Barrier Reef are overblown.

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Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

ACT’s National Arboretum has replaced its diesel generator for 100% solar and battery storage – a shift that will pay for itself within 8 years.

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Will the NEG make the energy transition easier or harder?

Will the NEG make the energy transition easier or harder?

The ESB needs to go back to the drawing board and have another go at its National Energy Guarantee. They doesn’t understand what a bad solution they have proposed.