Queensland Labor government to challenge Turnbull over moves to de-fund ARENA and remove its grants-making ability, saying it would put a halt to plans for large scale solar farms in the state.
Australian Federal Government
Former ARENA chair warns PM innovation needs grants, not equity. Also rejects Hunt attack on ARENA project choices.
Malcolm Turnbull says he will protect the CEFC with one hand, but will take $1.3 billion of ARENA funds with another. A new fund is created to invest in debt and equity in “low carbon” technologies, but R&D in renewables is left high and dry.
Malcolm Turnbull sets scene for July double dissolution election; Hunt says coral bleaching not that bad; Marshall Islands ratify Paris Climate Agreement; and Andrew Bolt gets daily program on TV.
Global energy emissions flat for second year in a row, as Australia’s energy emissions soar. Still, Malcolm Turnbull declares himself satisfied with the Coalition’s climate change policies.
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The new parliament session has begun, and little has changed. Large scale renewables remain at a standstill and the Coalition government is still pushing for the removal of CEFC, ARENA, and the Climate Change Authority. Has anything changed under Malcolm Turnbull?
In Malcolm Turnbull’s latest effort to distance his government from the climate policies of his predecessor, Tony Abbott’s Green Army has been slashed.
Turnbull Coalition needs to move beyond the “delay” mantra of its favourite advisors. The overwhelming impression at these talks – amongst observers, environmental groups, and even among the heavily represented business lobby, is that the Australian government still does not “get it.”
On fossil fuel subsidies and carbon pricing, Malcolm Turnbull proves he is no Pierre Trudeau. He does a “Kevin Rudd” and ratifies Kyoto Protocol, but pulls Australia out of deal to remove fossil fuel subsidies, and was conspicuously absent when world’s major economies made a call for carbon pricing.