Greg Clark was appointed head of the new department during a dramatic cabinet reshuffle after the new prime minister axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Given the recent media attention, here are some charts on the relationship between clean energy installations and your electricity bills..
Coalition and Murdoch media continue attack on wind and solar, ignoring the soaring cost of gas and the actions of the energy market cartel. Meanwhile, fossil fuel generators seek to reinforce their market dominant position.
South Australia pleads with state’s most efficient gas generator to switch back on. But what was promised in return? Or was the generator just happy to help?
After an inauspicious start to life, 10MW Williamsdale solar farm is under construction, should be generating electricity by November.
The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?
Coalition says it is “the only ones that can protect against the electricity price rises”. But in week after its re-election, electricity prices were nearly double those during the carbon tax, and soaring gas prices and the investment drought in renewable energy are to blame.
China is expected to suspend all new coal power plant development in its upcoming five-year energy plan, as supply far outstrips demand.
Germany approves plan to end renewable energy feed-in tariffs in favor of competitive auctions and clear volumes for wind energy development.
Energy regulation is broken, and consumers will be paying more for electricity and gas in years to come.