The government plans to remove the Clean Energy Finance Corporation's 50% renewables investment requirement, which department officials say is limiting its ability to invest in energy efficiency and other projects.
Senators question the federal government's spending on two coal projects, as the government holds back a consultant's report justifying one proposal, and admits it's still working on criteria to allocate money to the other.
There's a backlog of 15,000 residential rooftop solar installations in Victoria from the 12 weeks spent in lockdown, and the head of Solar Victoria says the agency expects the state to reach 40% penetration within five years as battery demand heats up.
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