NSW planning commission blocks $120M Crookwell 3 wind farm, just as Berejeklian government goes to the defence of new coal mines.
National Parks Association says Snowy 2.0 does not stack up, describing it as “environmental vandalism and economic folly”.
Another proposed coal mine in NSW fails to win development approval as climate impacts grow as a substanital barrier to new coal mines.
NSW to offer households interest-free loans of up to $14,000 to install solar and storage, but concerns raised about cost benefits and if it will repeat problems in Victoria.
NSW hopes to launch multi-billion dollar solar loan program this summer, but is cautious about the risks involved and has approached CEFC for funding.
NSW will be lumped with the bulk of costs of decommissioning and rehabilitation of Vales Point power station after just $10M set aside following sale.
NSW Nationals further position themselves as a party that fails to recognise the threat climate change poses to farmers, passing motions at state conference calling for the abolition of climate funding and for the protection of coal companies from legal challenges.
Government investment in clean energy projects could improve budget bottom line, as well as helping to tackle climate change.
NSW says details of its promised zero-interest loan scheme for solar and battery storage should be released soon, and will aim to unlock billions in investment.
NSW government confirms cancellation of planned 200MW virtual power plant to cover costs of interest-free loans for solar, promised in the state election.