• Labor's resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon

    Labor's resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon said a 2030 emissions target would be "irrelevant". Image credit: Mick Tsikas/AAP

    Daily briefs: Energy efficiency grants open up

    By Sophie Boot, Mon 6 July 2020

    The federal government made A$9 million in grants available for small businesses to improve their energy efficiency through the A$40 million Energy Efficient Communities program.

  • Bomen solar farm

    Power from renewables and brown coal is outstripping black coal and cheaper gas is also threatening black coal generation. Image credit: supplied

    Daily briefs: Black coal being replaced by renewables, brown coal

    By Sophie Boot, Fri 3 July 2020

    The Australian Energy Regulator released the submissions it received in June on its consultation for pricing widespread and long duration outages (WALDO) as part of its values of customer reliability (VCR) review.

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  • Get set for July 1

    Fri 26 June 2020

    The new financial year brings a data bonanza, tax cuts, legally proper virtual meetings, and some timely funding extensions.

  • Post-COAG: Same but different

    Tue 2 June 2020

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared “COAG is no more” but the reality of federation means much of its brains trust will remain.


  • AER finds the future is already here

    Fri 3 July 2020

    The State Grid Corporation of China and Singapore Power, not just Australian players, have a stake in the market being shaped by the AER.

  • IEA shows governments the way

    Tue 23 June 2020

    The IEA’s sustainable recovery plan shows policymakers how to think beyond a sugar hit to the economy and include energy transition in any Covid-19 stimulus.