Vic minister says AEMC has a “tin ear” to need for energy reforms, and slams Federal Government’s control over COAG as “backward”.
Environment department concedes Australia stands alone on Kyoto carryover units, and cannot name ‘technology improvements’ supposed to deliver big emissions reductions.
Angus Taylor expects up to six new projects will be approved under the underwriting scheme before the end of the year, and is likely to favour fossil fuels.
Morrison government blocks motion moved by Greens, supported by Labor and cross-benchers, to declare a climate change emergency.
NSW Energy minister confident he has right settings to encourage investors to drive decarbonisation of state’s grid, and says responding to climate change is prudent business management.
Energy minister Angus Taylor appears to be on a one man mission to fulfil the destiny wished of him by his supporters – to stop wind and solar in their tracks.
ACCC’s Rod Sims says costs of network over-investment and solar subsidies should be pushed onto taxpayers to bring electricity prices down.
Victoria’s energy minister says state will “go it alone” on energy reliability, after becoming frustrated by the federal energy minister Angus Taylor’s failure to drive reform.
Angus Taylor says Australia has over invested in renewables and ignores emerging role of battery storage in maintaining reliable supply.
ESB chair says propping up old coal generators is a bad idea – other technologies are better placed to secure reliable power; and hails performance of Tesla big battery.