Modelling from both AEMO and Frontier Economics did not support extending Liddell's lifespan; Queensland expects generation earnings to rise when Liddell closes; and the RBA is modelling the impact of trading partners' net zero targets.
WA's climate change plan includes a 100MW battery, plus A$21m to support electric vehicles; residential energy debt rose sharply at the end of June; and the Morrison government faces climate policy pressure from Pacific leaders.
Australian emissions drop, driven by renewable energy growth; executives want more Commonwealth action on climate, a survey shows; and energy offers narrow in Victoria as conditional discounts become rarer.
The Australian grid is better prepared for this summer, though uncertainty remains; the CEFC will provide A$125m in debt funding for infrastructure to connect the Snowy 2.0 project to the grid; and Victoria's default offer will drop 10% for households in 2021.
NSW's energy roadmap legislation passes, with details to be worked out; community energy project support is recommended in Victoria; and an Australian nuclear industry would need subsidies, a new report says.
Environment groups say they'll keep working after the federal approval of the Narrabri gas project; rooftop solar could double by the end of 2024; and Angus Taylor continues the government's shift toward "net zero as soon as possible".
ESB chair Kerry Schott says a new energy market agreement is needed; the Victorian government announces A$540m for renewable energy zones in its budget; and NSW considers a special zone around the Narrabri gas project.
Angus Taylor says he wants state energy policies to be "upfront"; Victoria and the Commonwealth will jointly underwrite early works on a new interconnector; and the energy department warns oil and gas investment has slowed.
Energy Minister Angus Taylor rejects report on gas decline; the government announces a consortium for work with Germany on hydrogen; and the ESB progresses changes to the retailer reliability obligation to energy ministers for final approval.
Scott Morrison is unmoved on net zero in talks with Japan's Prime Minister; ARENA will part-fund an EV trial for smart and bi-directional charging; and AGL delays a decision on a new gas plant in response to the NSW energy roadmap.
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