Labor’s Chris Bowen not opposed to hydrogen from fossil fuels, but says Morrison government shouldn’t ‘bastardise’ clean energy agencies in pursuit of it.
Labor’s Chris Bowen says medium-term emissions targets need to drive “greatest economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution”.
Albanese says the opportunities created through action on climate change would have a wide-reaching benefit for the Australian economy.
Chris Bowen tells forum in Canberra that Labor is the only one capable of taking Australia to zero net emissions, and sees important role for gas.
Labor balances commitment to zero emissions with support for gas and CCS in a proposed policy platform, ahead of a looming federal election.
Joel Fitzgibbon adds pressure on Mark Butler to be moved from shadow climate and energy portfolios, calls on Labor to adopt Morrison’s climate policies.
In dissenting reports, Labor and Greens senators say CEFC amendment bill is an unwarranted power grab by federal energy minister Angus Taylor.
Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon forced the party into saying nice things about coal and gas projects – but has he locked Labor onto a ‘go slow’ path for renewables?
Labor leader Anthony Albanese set to use a major policy speech to re-confirm 2050 net zero emissions target, but no word on the party’s interim targets.
Details of a pro-coal faction within the Labor party emerge as Labor ponders next steps for climate and energy policies.