Australia risks becoming dumping ground for world’s worst polluting vehicles because of absence of fuel and vehicle efficiency standards, according to BloombergNEF.
Infigen defers financial close of 138MW Flyers Creek Wind Farm, and delays other renewable energy investments, in bid to dodge Coronavirus-related risks.
ANU researchers warn that fossil fuel interests will use Covid-19 crisis to pressure governments for repeal of environmental regulations and climate laws.
Sale of John Laing’s Australian renewables assets reportedly put off till second half of 2020, to wait out impact of Covid-19 on an already shaky market.
Coalition of community groups call for additional government support for homes and small businesses under financial stress to deal with energy costs.
Clean Energy Council writes to governments to seek clarification of clean energy sector’s status as an essential service under Covid-19 response.
Australia’s energy companies have ramped up protections for key operational workers at Australia’s largest power stations and may include the total isolation of staff in a bid to protect power supplies from the spread of Covid-19.
COAG Energy Council to focus on the immediate response to Coronavirus, as energy ministers work to ensure Australia maintains secure energy supplies.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance says hit to demand as Coronavirus takes hold could make 2020 the “first down year for solar capacity addition” in several decades.
More key clean energy conference and seminars postponed due to virus, with key COAG meeting now likely to be held via video-link.