The latest version of the National Energy Guarantee was rolled out late on Friday, ahead of another deluge of documents this week as the Energy Security Board races to complete the highly complex policy document is just six weeks, so the federal government can take it to the August meeting of the COAG energy council.
It is now widely accepted that the NEG will be all but useless for cutting emissions, at least under the Coalition emissions target, and will impose a “reliability” obligation that will likely not be triggered. But the criteria that it “does no harm” is also being challenged.
Dylan McConnell, from the Climate and Energy College shares his concerns on this edition of Energy Insiders, looking at what might effectively put a ‘cap” on efforts by states, retailers and corporations who want to generate more green energy rather than less.
And McConnell engages is an interesting debate withITK analyst and co-host David Leitch about some of the other policy options going forward, and exactly what this all means for new wind and solar projects and consumers.
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