Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy minister is a big fan of nuclear energy, although he hasn’t said much about it since Fukushima. Josh Frydenberg is said to be a “big picture” man, and Australia needs an energy vision. But there is still no clarity around CEFC and ARENA.
There are a couple of very easy things Malcolm Turnbull can do to return stability to renewable energy industry and kick-start investment.
The rhetorical war on renewables unleashed by Abbott and his colleagues over the past two years had the desired effect: investment in the industry dried up.
Turnbull describes Labor’s 50% renewables target as reckless, Hunt continues nonsense attack on emissions reduction costs, while Coalition’s climate deniers and renewable-haters continue to run amok. Has anything changed?
In his first Question Time as PM, Malcolm Turnbull did little to shake the impression he has sold out on climate change. So has he?
Andrew Bolt flags possibility of ultra-right party led by Cory Bernardi. That could be good news for Turnbull and climate policies.
Malcolm Turnbull’s views on climate change and renewable energy are clear, but his options may be constrained by party politics. Here are 7 things he could do, from ditching slogans, throwing out dead wood, expressing support for wind power, and key institutions, and re-programming the environment department.
Will Malcolm Turnbull bring his progressive views on climate change and the low-carbon economy with him to the top job? The solar industry is hopeful. Not everyone is.
Malcom Turnbull elected PM, Australia’s first to have driven a Tesla. Don’t expect any instant changes to climate change and clean energy policies, but the market will be reassured.
Victoria introduces new laws to stop energy retailers discriminating against solar households, as both Victoria and Queensland launch inquiries into the “fair price” of solar, and how to encourage battery storage.